Facing the End of Life
Facing hospice care is often onerous and fraught with apprehension, not only for the loved one in need, but for the Caregiver as well. While the uninformed may view hospice care as a kind of “giving up,” nothing can be further from the truth. Fortunately, there are home care providers to lend a caring hand with a wide range of options designed to carry some of the burden.
Hospice Care Refined
Hospice care should be tailored to suit the needs of each individual. Serving people with terminal illnesses in their homes with dignity and in the loving surroundings they are familiar with are what most people want. Effective hospice care should offer non-medical care options for any terminal illness, including Alzheimer’s disease. Referred to as palliative care, hospice care is designed to relieve conditions but not the cause of the terminal disease.
A free in home consultation is an absolute prerequisite. A team approach to hospice care should include doctors, family members, therapists, home health aides, social workers and volunteers as the most effective means to providing care. Caregivers are given the support necessary to care for their loved ones at home in a familiar and loving environment. Relieved of some the logistical burdens, the complexities, and the emotional elements, family members are supported by their hospice team so they can care for their loved ones, who are nearing the end of their lives, in a more meaningful way.
The Right Support
Hospice care should also include social and psychological support for all involved family members so everyone can experience the quality of life fitting the human person. Pain management for loved ones is often overseen by doctors, but supporting all members of the family is an important step in the healing process. All this is done so loved ones can approach the end of their life with dignity, without fear of being alone.
If you are searching for a caring hospice care options, contact Evergreen Choice. You will find the best hospice care option tailored specifically to you or your loved one’s needs.