Asking where is your preferred place of care is an important question and one that your GP may discuss with you early on. This is because planning ahead when you are well means that discussions and decisions around your care can be made in advance. Many patients prefer to be looked after at home.
We can support families by offering visits from carers who can help attend to personal care and sometimes night sitters to give respite to the family. District nurses and GP will be in contact with you and your family to support you. Sometimes patients are unable to remain at home or they and their family decide their care needs would be best met with 24-hour nursing care support. The district nurses are able to support you if you feel this is needed and advise you on how to proceed.