End of Life Care

Home is often where we feel most comfortable. Change such as moving to a hospice or hospital can be disruptive and unsettling. Wholly managed End of Life home care allows you or a loved one to remain at home safely and comfortably in familiar surroundings.

What is End of Life care?

End of Life, or Palliative care involves your loved one receiving professional care and support to allow them to live as well as possible when their life is at an almost end. It allows them to pass away with dignity, in a peaceful way, and with their wishes and values respected. End of Life care can last for days, or even months leading up to the passing of your loved one. It can help with many tasks and even complex needs such as: Personal care, administering medication, companionship, and ongoing emotional support for your loved one and family involved. At such a difficult and emotional time, we aim to minimise much of the stress and concerns you will be having to cope with, whilst respecting boundaries and privacy always. 

How can React Homecare be there for you and your family?

Our goal is to arrange End of Life, or Palliative care to start within 24 hours of your enquiry. We prioritise the wishes and preferences of your loved ones to create a bespoke, End of Life care plan to ensure all your loved one’s worries and needs are taken care of by us and delivered with compassion. The care plan is regularly updated ensuring your loved one is taken care of in the way, that best accommodates their personal wishes, even after they pass away.

We understand that it’s an incredibly tough time, and we believe that reliable and trusted support at an emotional time to a loved-one when their life is almost at an end is crucial. Our End of Life care allows your loved one to stay in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of their own home, so family and loved ones can make the most of the precious time together.

“We will continue to be here, for you, always”

How does End of Life care with React Homecare work?

React Homecare with over 26 years of experience, we believe high quality End of Life care involves compassion, honesty, and sensitivity. Where consent is given, we do our best to maintain communication between your loved one and those involved, to keep you informed in a sensitive, and empathetic manor. If your loved one is currently in hospital, our dedicated Care Managers can also arrange smooth transition back home with the appropriate amount of care in place to consistently meet personal wishes and needs.

We work in accordance with official CQC guidelines, but also in line with your family-orientated values, to provide high quality, trusted care in a way that’s right for you and your loved one. We believe that nothing is ever too much, and we are here to make things as peaceful as possible, in a distressing time. We will continue to be here for you, always.

End of Life Care services provided:

  • Personal care – Supporting with washing, bathing, and possible grooming requirements
  • Ongoing Pain Management –  Our Carers work in partnership with clinical professionals
  • Psychological, social, and spiritual support – For you and your loved ones
  • Administering or prompting medication
  • Home keeping duties – To ensure your loved one’s environment is clean, odour free and comfortable
  • Meal and food preparation – Suited to personal taste and dietary requirements
  • Diversion therapy – To design and facilitate leisure and recreational activities where possible
  • Ongoing companionship, and emotional support – For your loved one and family during and after they pass away

What are the care options for End of Life home care?

Your local React Homecare office can provide visits at set times each day, lasting as little as 30 minutes, to several hours at a time, depending on personal circumstances and requirements. Home care visits also offer a valuable sitting service, for if a loved one living with, or caring for the care recipient needs a few hours to rest for themselves.

This service can also be used for extra support with home keeping duties, or even meal preparation, allowing for family members to spend their time focusing on the precious final moments with their loved ones. We will work with you to ensure the care is offered in a supportive and empathetic manor that respects your wishes, privacy, and boundaries.

Overnight stay:

Your loved one may need constant support, so overnight stays are most suitable. It provides a valuable service for if you or a care giver living with or caring for the care recipient to have much needed rest.

Next steps

We understand it is an incredibly difficult and emotional time, and it may be daunting for you to think about talking to someone about your loved ones circumstances. Be assured that a compassionate and experienced senior member of our Care Team will be on hand to pick up the phone and discuss arrangements and concerns with you, in a way you feel most comfortable. We’re here for you, always.

Follow our four-step guide to getting the right care solution

Find your Local Office

Enter your postcode or location to find the most convenient care office for you.

Arrange an At-Home Meeting

Speak to a friendly member of our Care Team at your Local Office to arrange a complimentary Care Assessment.

Agree your Bespoke Care Plan

We work with you to create a bespoke Care Plan that is tailored to yours or your loved ones needs.

Your Home Care Begins!

We identify and match a carer to you and your needs so that the required care and support can begin to take place.

Our family values are at the heart of everything we do

Reliable and trusted support at an emotional time to a loved one when their life is almost at an end is very important. We have a person-centred approach to the care requirements in such instances which, when adding empathetic, trained and experienced Carers to deliver the plan, helps reduce much of the anxiety and stress that you will be having to cope with at such a difficult time.

This is why the surroundings of the Service User’s own home is the goal that we all work towards. Our End of Life, or palliative, care allows this to be achieved.

Let us help give you a break

We aim to arrange End of Life care to start within 24 hours of your enquiry. If the Service User is currently in hospital, our dedicated Care Managers can arrange smooth transition back home with the right amount of care in place to ensure the Service User is made as comfortable as possible. You and your family members will have the reassurance that you will be supported during the End of Life process.

Testimonials from our Branch Network

Read what our care recipients and their families have to say about their experience with React Homecare.


Care Recipient's Daughter

The Carers at React Homecare are very caring and nothing is too much trouble. The team always takes the time to listen. Paulina – thank you for going the extra mile with my Dad yesterday, you were brilliant. Even the ambulance crew commented on how good you were, so a big ‘Thank you’!

Michael C.

Care Recipient's Husband

Our relationship with the Carer who comes on time every morning to bathe and dress my wife is very good. Her manager and herself are always very helpful and can’t do enough for us. They are wonderful people and a credit to React Homecare.

John D.

Care Recipient's Wife

Our family are so grateful for the considerate and patient care that our Mother receives from React Homecare. Everyone that we have dealt with has been so efficient, any time we have had a question or concern it has been answered promptly and to our satisfactio


Care Recipient

I was very apprehensive about having Carers for the first time. It was a delight to welcome them into my home. Their attitude and friendliness put me at ease. The care they gave me was very professional and I was treated with dignity. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend them!

Frequently Asked Questions

Often decisions about our loved-one’s care are made in haste as a result of having to react to circumstances the family are suddenly faced with. As we know almost 3 in 4 people would rather spend their time in their own home when growing old, we believe it’s important to initiate a conversation sooner rather than later to help a more seamless introduction of care in the recipient’s life. Being prepared means having a choice and planning ahead. Identifying and addressing the care needs, providing a supportive solution before it’s needed is the best way to avoid this. We’re here to help you do that.

Primarily, you want to maintain the strength of a relationship that’s always been enjoyed. Time spent with your loved ones in their old age should be memorable and enjoyable, not resentful. Choosing a high quality, trusted home care provider removes a great deal of the stress surrounding long term decision-making for your loved ones and home care is the least expensive arrangement compared to care delivered in a residential setting.

There are a number of consideration about care for your family member that have perhaps led you to research it further, you may be: struggling to provide support yourself due to time, work, a lack of proximity to your loved one, or other pressures, you may prefer their time spent with you to be sociable, needing a break from the time you spend looking after their needs, concerned about the long term costs associated with residential care? If one or a number of these strike a chord, then home care may well be the right option for your family.

We offer a wide range of care services that will be of valuable help to you and your wider family in looking after your loved-one. A full listing of how we can help can be found by visiting our ‘Services’.

The benefit you have in maintaining control on the costs for home care is to ensure the care plan is covering the bespoke requirements you have for your loved-one’s care. You can therefore decide the level of care and support you need rather than paying a care home provider to fund care which is shared across many individuals. When considering it in those terms, home care makes for a preferential investment than residential care

Contact the friendly and helpful teams at one of our React Homecare offices [use hyperlink to locations page] and we can arrange a complimentary consultation and review to visit you and discuss how React Homecare can work for you. We are happy to visit you at the care recipient’s home and once we have decided on the best course of action and you’ve reviewed the care plan, we can take everything on from there.

Having done this for over 26 years, we’re aware that people’s care needs very often change. We therefore understand that the care requirements may need reviewing from time to time. To support this, we carry out reviews on a regular basis and why we are pleased to hear from members of the immediate family about effective methods for delivering the care service for their relative.

Due to their medical nature, our Carers are not able to give injections or change sterile dressings. Please also bear in mind that we cannot carry out tasks which are likely to cause risk to either the care recipient or to our Carer. Tasks will be agreed with you in advance as part of the care plan. Any changes to the plan can be discussed with your local team

This will largely be determined by the dependency the care recipient has and on how many care visits are planned each week to provide this support. Please be aware that we very rarely have just one care assistant assigned to a particular customer however we will aim to have well-matched Carers allocated to your loved-one. As you can appreciate, we must manage the time where the Carer may be away on holiday or unwell, however we do try to keep the number of your care assistants to an absolute minimum.

Every member of our care teams has been through a rigorous vetting procedure before they start working with us including a DBS check. In addition, all staff will always be in uniform and carry a personalised identification card which shows their name, photograph and signature.

This can vary depending on how where the source of the enquiry was received. Using the example of it being directly with yourself, then we will send you an invoice once a fortnight/month. If you wish to pay by standing order just let us know.
Please get in touch with your local office as the payment methods may vary.

We will put together a detailed care plan for each customer which, as well as setting out the care to be delivered, also shows the weekly costs. Some people will be entitled to assistance with the cost of their care either from their local Social Services office or via other Government grants.

React Homecare is registered with the local registration body in each country in which we operate. These bodies set the minimum standards by which we operate, however in every case we seek to exceed these minimum standards by a significant margin. These bodies have standards which set out how we should operate. We also carry Public Liability insurance (£10million).