Planning for hospice care at home
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 family members caring for elderly or ill relatives, which is why it is important to have some difficult conversations before your loved one receives a limited life expectancy diagnosis. Talking about end of life planning is not 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 in the familiar settings of their own homes.
How Assisting Hands helps
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we pride ourselves in giving families and clients the ability to age comfortably in their own homes.
When a family member is diagnosed with limited life expectancy, we believe they should be able to keep their dignity and continue living their days in the calmness of their own homes, surrounded by loved ones and receiving proper care.
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
- assistance with transfers and mobility
- fall prevention
- escort clients to medical appointments
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we strive to enhance our clients’ dignity and well-being in this delicate moment. 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.
Consider a free nurse assessment to start your journey in finding the right hospice care for your loved one. Simple call us or book a free consultation.