What is Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice care provides symptom relief and emotional-spiritual assistance to individuals who are in the last stages of a serious illness and their families. Palliative care focuses on making the afflicted person feel comfortable. Supplemental non-medical home care, such as personal care and companionship, can provide additional support to you or your loved one during the process of hospice and palliative care.
Both physical and emotional-spiritual dynamics take place during this challenging time of transition. Having lived a life of purpose, a hospice diagnosis means precious time should be celebrated and spent surrounded with friends and family. Our approach to end of life care is simple: do everything possible to enable quality time among immediate family and friends. Hospice care at home can give families and their elderly loved ones the chance to spend more time together in a setting that is as familiar and comfortable as possible.
Accepting the response to a hospice illness should include accepting help with needs. While hospice care treats the palliative needs or control of pain, the needs of a hospice patient vary widely. These needs can include resources for practical information, closing loose ends financially and emotionally, and having someone to guide you and the family through the process. Over time the intensity of needs may increase to physical and spiritual needs. While you may directly or indirectly care for a loved one during this time, your needs should not be neglected. The balance of ensuring a safe transition for your loved one and handling your everyday routine can be challenging. This is where having a palliative care support team can be of great comfort and service to you and your loved one.
How Dorson Home Care Can Help
A referred caregiver can assist with supplemental personal care, homemaking, and companionship when you need a little help. Not only can these services aide your elderly loved one receiving hospice care, but having a little extra help can give you balance and focus on quality time. Our caregiver registry has many professional caregivers who have experience working with hospice patients. Not only do we use our CareAssure Screening System to find the best senior hospice care givers in the market, but we’ll match your loved one using our CarePairing Process with a caregiver who has compassion, integrity, and experience working with hospice-bound clients.
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