How Hospice Care Can Help You or Your Loved One

May 13, 2016

Hospice

We rely on doctors and nurses in hospitals to keep us and our loved ones in good health. While they often perform feats akin to miracles, there are times when treatment has become inefficient. If you or a loved one are in the final stages of a serious illness, it may be time to consider an in-home hospice care provider.

What is hospice? Hospice is end-of-life care for patients who are expected to live less than six months. Hospice workers focus on preparing us and our loved ones and maintaining quality of life. Hospice care can reestablish a sense of control while providing comfort.

Here are some of the ways in which additional care providers can help you or your loved one under hospice:

Family Support
Caretakers help you or your loved one make a smooth transition into hospice care. They work with you or your loved ones to accept the news and find ways to express emotions. Counseling sessions are extended to family members so they can convey their feelings and prepare themselves.

Enhanced Quality of Life
When lifespan is no longer a controllable factor, focusing on well-being ensures you or your loved one are comfortable and happy. The CNAs and HHAs will do their best to engage you or a loved one in hobbies and spending time with others to make the remaining days as fulfilling as possible.

Symptom Management
While most treatments have ended, the CNAs and HHAs continue to provide basic care and support. These certified professionals help you or your loved one maintain strength and assist in ensuring comfort and relief from pain.

Bereavement Support
Losing a loved one can impact family members in different ways. Mental and physical health can be permanently affected in ways that many don’t realize. After hospice care has ended, caregivers can be there to provide emotional support for family members during the bereavement period and time of need.

How can Granny NANNIES help you or your loved ones under hospice care? Granny NANNIES services are designed to complement the offerings of hospice providers, not replace them. While hospice handles many important responsibilities, it does not manage daily responsibilities. Granny NANNIES and individual hospice companies work together to cover all areas of need.

Family members may often feel overwhelmed with daily caregiver tasks in addition to the emotional and physical stress of a loved one in their end-of-life stage. These daily responsibilities can include bathing, turning and meals. The certified CNAs and HHAs referred by Granny NANNIES are trained to alleviate and assist with the stress and time it takes to carry out these duties. Each routine is customized to the needs of you or your loved ones. When every last moment counts, Granny NANNIES is there.

If you or a loved one are in need of a home caregiver to assist with your hospice provider, the CNAs and HHAs referred by Granny NANNIES are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We believe in treating clients with the highest level of respect and dignity and maintain the commitment to excellence that we were founded upon in 1990. For quality, trustworthy, reliable and affordable care, Granny NANNIES is there. Call 800-316-2669 for more information.