Hospice care refers to the care received by a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness or limited life expectancy.
Nobody can bear hearing the news that their family member has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. But while it can be difficult to take in, the most you can do is help them feel as comfortable as possible.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides in-home hospice care services in Gilbert, Mesa, Apache Junction and Queen Creek, AZ and the surrounding areas to provide comfort and a sense of companionship for your loved ones with a terminal illness or limited life expectancy. Our caregivers are trained, experienced, and insured with our agency to provide the highest level of care for your loved one.
End of Life Care
One of the most challenging aspects of hospice care is deciding how to move forward. Family caregivers may especially be struggling more now after having spent so much time with their loved one.
It’s recommended for families coordinating the care of the loved one to develop a hospice care plan before the diagnosis, so they are prepared. But discussing end of life care beforehand is always a sensitive topic. When approaching your family members, be sure to do so with empathy and have them express their will in writing, so the care plan is created according to their wants and needs.
Hospice Care Services in Gilbert, AZ and Surrounding Areas
When working with our hospice care agency in Gilbert, AZ, one of our trained caregivers will arrive to the home prepared to carry out the care services as needed. Whether your loved one needs light housekeeping, home cooked meals, medication reminders, or personal care assistance, our caregiver will be there for them.
The caregiver can also be there when you can’t, providing a sense of companionship to combat any feelings of loneliness or depression. This is done through engaging them in meaningful conversation or their favorite activity, if possible. In the end, it is our goal to ensure that your loved one’s final days are spent feeling happy and comfortable in their own home.
Hospice Home Care
For those requiring end of life care, our caregivers are trained to provide non-medical assistance. As soon as we receive your first call, we will work with you and your loved one to discuss their needs and develop a care plan to meet these needs. Hospice care assistance will vary according to the unique needs of the individual, but they can include any of the following:
- Medication reminders
- Personal care and grooming, such as incontinence care, restroom use, dressing, and bathing
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
It can be very stressful to create a care plan for a loved one diagnosed with a terminal illness or limited life expectancy. Our caregivers are each background-checked, licensed, trained, bonded, and insured with our hospice care agency to provide complete peace of mind. They will also be there for them when you can’t, providing a sense of companionship to help them feel more comfortable.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
For hospice care services in Gilbert, AZ, contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (602) 535-5440. We provide free, in-home consultations.