Learning that a loved one has a terminal illness or limited life expectancy is a tough pill to swallow. The emotions involved are one thing, but not many know how exactly to approach the situation, either.
In many cases, the affected individual is not able to take care of themselves, and it can be difficult for family members or loved ones to coordinate an effective care plan.
At Assisting Hands Park Ridge, we provide hospice care services to help you through this difficult time. We provide this service to those in need in the Park Ridge and Cook County, IL, area.
For those that do not know, hospice care is assistance given to individuals with terminal illnesses and limited life expectancies. As time goes on, health complications generally begin to add up, and further help is required. Our caregivers make it their goal to provide affected individuals with a sense of dignity and compassion in their final days.
How We Can Help
In many cases, family members and loved ones have a difficult time coping with the fact that somebody they care about needs hospice care. Some want to help, while others are afraid to or do not know how.
At Assisting Hands Park Ridge, we provide highly trained caregivers (need a new page similar to Hiring an Agency vs Direct Caregiver) that have a wealth of experience with providing compassionate care. We ensure that your loved one lives out their final days as pain free and comfortable as possible. This includes allowing plenty of access to family members.
Our services are fully customizable to fit the needs of our clients. We ensure that an optimal approach is taken by discovering what exactly is needed, building relationships, and opening adequate dialogue. All our caregivers are bonded and insured to provide quality in-home care services.
While we are not doctors, we can still provide a number of non-medical care services in the comfort of your home. Several of the more common services that we provide include:
- Light housekeeping (e.g. dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, etc.)
- Daily meal preparation (this includes grocery shopping, cooking the meals, serving them, and cleaning up afterward)
- Assistance with maintaining personal hygiene (e.g. baths, brushing teeth, changing clothes, etc.)
- Reminders to take medication at certain times of the day, and in prescribed ways
- Compassionate and quality care
Terminal illnesses and limited life expectancies are understandably difficult to stomach. Our representatives and caregivers recognize this and are committed to making this process as easy for you and your family as possible.