More people than ever dying 'in own home'

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More people than ever dying 'in own home'

New research suggests that more than one in five people now die in their own homes, the highest number in ten years. This is despite an overall decline in the number of people dying. Our Chief Executive Eve Richardson says that while she welcomes the findings, more needs to be done. This includes shifting investment towards community-based services, including day and night end of life support, and ensuring care homes and housing providers are able to help people stay at home at the end of their lives. What is your personal experience? Has someone you know been able to realise their wish to die at home? If not, why not? Here's the full article: http://www.dyingmatters.org/news/more-people-ever-dying-own-home

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