Dying in older age can mean a different sort of death, such as becoming gradually frailer in both body and mind and developing numerous health problems over many years. Where years after retirement were previously considered just old age , a longer life span means the later years now include variation reflected in labels such as younger old and older old. Our previous research showed people who are over 90 when they die need more support with daily life in their last year than even those who die in their late 80s.
This knowledge has implications for planning support for life and death in different care settings. But what do we know about what the older old 95 plus people actually want when it comes to decisions about their care as they approach the end of their lives? The oldest and frailest in our society are becoming less visible as many who need the most support, such as those with dementia, are either in care homes or less able to get out and about.
But their voices are crucial to shaping end-of-life care services. In our latest research , we had conversations about care experiences and preferences with 33 women and men aged at least 95, some over , and 39 of their relatives or carers. Death was part of life for many of the older people who often said they were taking each day as it comes and not worrying too much about tomorrow. Others were more desperate in their desire to reach the end.
Others begged not to be left to live until they were a hundred, saying there was no point to keeping them alive. The dying process itself was the cause of most worries. A peaceful and painless death, preferably during sleep, was a common ideal. Interviewees mainly preferred to be made comfortable rather than have treatment, wishing to avoid going into hospital.
For instance, one person said they wanted to have treatment for as long as they could, while their family member believed they would prefer palliative care. This highlights the importance of trying to talk options through with the older person rather than assuming their family knows their views. We found most discussed end-of-life preferences willingly and many mentioned previous talk about death was uncommon, often only alluded to or couched in humour. Most often these have concentrated on care home residents and occasionally on those living at home. Theresa May.
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