Most people would choose to die at home, if they know they will get the care they need. Staying at home allows you to be in familiar surroundings with close family or friends to care for you. It may help you feel more in control and may make it easier for you to say your goodbyes.
Although dying is a natural process, few people have experience of looking after someone who is dying. If you’re a carer the thought of looking after someone you are close to at home can be frightening. However, with the right help it can also be rewarding and a time of great closeness.