It is hard to imagine a more difficult piece of news for a family to hear than a terminal diagnosis for a family member. This revelation is difficult for everyone in the family to come to terms with, including the individual diagnosed and family members that have been providing care for the individual.
The Need for Hospice Care
One of the most stressful parts about a terminal diagnosis is deciding how to handle care from that point on. This is particularly stressful for the family caregivers who have been caring for their relative up until the time of the diagnosis.
Families should discuss the possibility of a terminal diagnosis and come up with a care plan before this situation occurs so that they are prepared. However, talking about end of life care before a terminal diagnosis can be difficult.
You should approach your family members with a sense of empathy when it comes to planning for end of life care and have them express their will in writing so that the care plan can be put in place should your loved one get such a diagnosis.
In general, hospice care refers to the type of care received by a patient who has been diagnosed with limited life expectancy or a terminal illness.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides complete hospice care services for those who are terminally ill or have limited life expectancy in Fort Myers, FL.
Our highly trained caregivers will come to the home of your loved one and provide hospice care services that are designed to keep your loved one as comfortable as possible in their final days.
You can rest assured that your loved ones are in the hands of our compassionate caregivers while you take care of the other end of life business.
The purpose of hospice care is to keep those with a terminal illness or limited life expectancy as comfortable as possible, so they can live their final days happy and with dignity. Our compassionate caregivers will do everything they can to ensure that your loved ones get the care that they need to remain happy and comfortable in their own home.
End of Life Care from Assisting Hands
Our caregivers are trained to provide non-medical assistance for those who require end of life care. We work with you and your loved ones to carry out their hospice care plan or create a care plan that covers their specific needs to ensure their comfort. While hospice care may differ between individuals, they typically consist of the following:
- Personal care and grooming including help with restroom use, bathing, and getting dressed.
- Medication reminders
- Companionship from our compassionate caregivers
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
Taking care of a family member with limited life expectancy and handling the end of life business can be highly stressful. Contact Assisting Hands Home Care to help provide the care your loved one deserves so they can live out the rest of their lives in comfort in their own home.
Give us a call at (239) 221-6326 if you need hospice care for a loved one in Fort Myers, FL.