End of life care should help you to live as well as possible until you die, and to die with dignity. The people providing your care should ask you about your wishes and preferences, and take these into account as they work with you to plan your care. They should also support your family, carers or other people who are important to you.
Understanding death and dying
What happens when someone starts to die, and how is end of life care provided?
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Support for carers
Carers, people approaching the end of life and their friends and family might find these resources useful
If you have a terminal illness, or are approaching the end of your life, it may be a good idea to make advance care plans.
Who provides end of life care?
You have the right to express your wishes about where you would like to receive care and where you want to die. You can receive end of life care at home or in care homes, hospices or hospitals, depending on your needs and preference.