Planning for the end of life process is a strenuous experience faced by all who are affected. It is a difficult reality to come to terms with for both the diagnosed and their families.
Unfortunately, the burden can fall heavily on the ones caring for elderly or ill parents, which is why it is important to have those conversations before your loved one receives a limited life expectancy diagnosis. Talking about end of life planning is not an easy, so show empathy, but be firm. It is essential to ensure your loved one puts their wishes in writing to receive the care they desire.
Hospice care comes in many forms depending on the type of medical care that is needed. Patients opting for hospice care understand they have limited life expectancy and may opt to spend their remaining days at peace by doing so in their own home.
How Assisting Hands Helps
While we do not provide Hospice Care at Assisting Hands Home Care, we coordinate care with hospice providers in Montgomery County, MD and Northern Fairfax County, VA. We lend additional support to families so they can spend quality time with their loved ones and allowing clients to rest comfortably in their own home.
When a family member is living with a life threatening medical condition, we believe they should be able to continue to live their days in the calmness of their own home, surrounded by loved ones and receiving the care they need.
Assisting Hands Caregivers
Assisting Hands caregivers are trained to provide non-medical assistance to our clients for a dignified end of life. Those services include:
- medication reminders
- bathing, grooming, and clothing
- meal preparation
- compassionate, one-on-one companionship
With Assisting Hands, each client is given the ability to live and pass, with dignity. Our caregivers work with your family and your loved one’s hospice provider to ensure end of life care is provided according to their plan.
- Read our Q&A on Hospice Care.
- Improving Health Literacy Could Boost Access To Hospice, Palliative Care – Patients can misconstrue the nature of hospice or palliative care