One of the most difficult burdens a family can face is the diagnosis of a terminal illness for a loved one. Accepting this reality can be tough enough, and the situation it creates can put a lot of stress on those with the illness, as well as their families.
It is never easy to talk to your elderly family members about their end of life arrangements, but it is best to tackle this subject and have your loved ones create a will before they are affected by a terminal illness. This will should include in writing the type of care that your loved one would like to receive should they get a limited life expectancy diagnosis.
Hospice care is the care provided for those who have a terminal illness or a diagnosis of limited life expectancy. At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide hospice care services in Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Wheeling, IL, and the surrounding areas to help families care for their loved ones with limited life expectancy or terminal illnesses.
Our caregivers are specially trained to provide hospice care at home to keep your loved ones comfortable and at peace. Our hospice services will also give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are receiving quality, compassionate care as you handle other end of life affairs.
The main goal of our home care services at Assisting Hands Home Care is to allow our clients to age comfortably and safely in their own homes. Our hospice care services are no different. We are committed to keeping your loved ones comfortable in their final days because we believe that everyone deserves to live with dignity, even after a limited life expectancy diagnosis.
Hospice Home Care from Assisting Hands
Our caregivers at Assisting Hands Home Care are prepared to provide non-medical assistance for our clients in need of hospice care. The exact hospice care services we provide may differ depending on individual needs, but they generally include the following:
- Personal assistance including bathing, getting dressed, and other matters of personal hygiene.
- Reminders to take medication.
- Light housekeeping such as vacuuming, dusting, and laundry.
- Daily meal preparation.
- One-on-one care and companionship.
If you have an elderly family member that has been diagnosed with a terminal illness or limited life expectancy, contact Assisting Hands Home Care for our hospice care services. We will create a hospice care plan with you and your loved one that effectively covers their needs so they can live out their final days and pass with dignity.
You can call us at (847) 462-4402 to learn more about our hospice care services in Arlington Heights, IL.