What to Expect from Hospice-Related Care for a Loved One

Jul 01, 2023
What to Expect from Hospice-Related Care for a Loved One

Is your loved one going to receive hospice care? If so, we understand the emotional ramifications that come with hospice for your loved one. Having hospice-related home health care can help make this difficult transition smoother.

Has your loved one been referred by their doctor to be eligible to receive hospice care? Hospice services are available to individuals with a terminal diagnosis who have an expected life span of six months or less. 

If hospice care occurs at home, you want your loved one, whether it’s your partner, your parent, or another relative, to be as comfortable as possible in their last stage of life. Our hospice representative visits you and your loved one and develops a plan that meets your needs during this stressful time. 

Here’s what we offer:

We take care of your loved one’s physical symptoms

A representative of Blessings4Ever Home Care Agency can be a part of the team that attends to your loved one by providing hospice-related care and communicating with the rest of our hospice team, which includes doctors, nurses, social workers, and spiritual leaders. 

The goal of our hospice team is to help your loved one have the best possible quality of life in the months of life that remain. The medical team provides pain management and cares for your loved one’s physical symptoms so you can treasure this special time you have with your dear one. 

No matter how caring the medical and social work hospice staff are, they can’t be available 24/7. That’s where our Blessingr4Ever home care staff comes in. 

We give you both time to just be together

We can also help fill the gaps to help you avoid the physical and emotional energy it takes to take care of your loved one’s needs. We help you have important time together — communicating and relaxing rather than needing to attend to their physical needs every hour of the day and night. 

As a caregiver, you’re at risk of chronic stress, physical exhaustion, and emotional strain. Of those caretakers whose loved one suffers from dementia, about 30-40% suffer from depression. We provide comprehensive home care services while your loved one is in hospice care. 

We take care of your loved one while you take care of you

Perhaps you need time to go to the doctor or dentist. We can be there to ensure your loved one is safe and secure while you’re taking care of your own physical health. 

Maybe you have to be away for lunch or dinner or even overnight. Our home health staff can stay with your loved one and help them with the daily tasks of living, including bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as help with incontinence care. Relieving you of constant caretaking may help prevent your own health from failing. 

We ensure correct medication and dosage

We can make sure your loved one takes needed medication in the correct dosage at the right time. We take away your worry about medication overdoses or your loved one forgetting to take prescribed pills. 

We take care of their pet’s needs

If there’s a pet in the house, we ensure your pet’s needs are met, and that your pet doesn’t cause your loved one to have an accident. You’ve probably been helping your loved one with this task as well for a while.

We can run errands for you

If you haven’t had time to run to the grocery store or the pharmacy, our home health staff can do that for you. We can run errands so that you can save your time and energy to be with your loved one and get some rest. 

Blessings4Ever Home Care Agency can help relieve the physical stress of having a loved one in hospice and provide the support you and your loved one need during this challenging time of life. We can help ensure your loved one’s safety and help meet their daily needs so you can spend quality time together during the final chapter of your loved one’s life. 

Call Blessings4Ever Home Care Agency today to arrange for expert hospice-related home health care for your precious loved one.