Is home the best place to die? What do you think?
A new study based on Office for National Statistics (ONS) data has found more people are spending their final hours at home. The rise in home deaths appears to be most pronounced among people with cancer. The trend before this was a decline in deaths at home which almost halved from 1974 to 2003. Home deaths increased for the first time since 1974 among people aged 85 and over but this age group was the least likely to die at home of any adult age group over the study period.