Everyone deserves comfort, peace, and dignity at the end of their life cycle. Passing on is difficult enough to deal with. Patients worry about various forms of discomfort, including their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. While passing on is tough, it can be much easier when the patient’s needs are met. The right hospice care provider will provide their patients with the support they need during the most difficult time of their lives. They will help the patient to reach the end in relative comfort, happiness, and peace.
Comfort and Peace Hospice provides outstanding care for patients that are reaching the end of their lives. We understand how important comfort is, and our staff does everything in their power to provide patients with the highest level of care possible.
If your loved one or you are suffering from a life-limiting illness, hospice care may be available for you. Comfort and Peace will provide you with excellent care that meets your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs. Our treatment program is designed to help patients pass on with dignity and comfort.
What is Hospice Care?
You may have heard of hospice care, but you may not be sure exactly what it is and what it entails. Essentially, hospice care is a form of healthcare that is designed to help those reaching the end of their lives. This form of care involves physical support, emotional care, therapy, and spiritual help. The goal of hospice care is to help those with life-limiting illnesses to enjoy their last days and pass on in peace and comfort.
Just as the end is an individual journey, hospice care is designed to meet the specific needs of the patient. At Comfort and Peace Hospice, we design a plan to meet the unique needs of each and every one of our patients.
Who is Hospice Care for?
Hospice care is for any patient with a life-limiting illness that needs additional support. It is an excellent choice for those looking to improve their quality of life near the end. Hospice care is also extremely helpful for family members. If you are the primary caregiver, you may find other aspects of your life fall behind. Hospice care allows you to catch up on your obligations and get some much-needed rest.
To get approved for hospice care, a patient needs to be certified by two physicians. Patients may request hospice care if they have a life-limiting illness. Often, physicians will suggest hospice care to their patients, though. If it has been determined that a patient is a good candidate, they’ll need to speak with Medicare or their insurance provider about coverage.
Patients that are candidates for hospice care are those with around 6 months left. If a patient lives longer, though, they may still be a candidate.
Some common illnesses that patients suffer from that lead to the need for hospice care include:
- Heart disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Liver disease
- Renal disease
- and others
Speak with a physician if your loved one or you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness to see if hospice care is the right option.
How Does Hospice Care Work?
Hospice care may seem daunting, but the process of beginning hospice care is actually a lot easier than it may seem. This is especially so with the right care team. Comfort and Peace Hospice makes it as easy as possible to sign up for and receive hospice care. We will help you every step of the way.
There are a few forms of hospice care. Below are some of the different forms of hospice care that may be available:
Routine Home Care
Routine home care is very common. It involves a patient receiving hospice care at home. During this time, the patient will receive care from medical professionals, social workers, and even volunteers. Their spiritual needs are met, pain is managed, and they receive mental and emotional support. Routine home care provides patients with the peace they need to enjoy their final days.
If a patient is going through a crisis, continuous care may be required. This may be due to anxiety, extreme pain, and/or respiratory distress. Continuous care involves a patient being cared for anywhere from a few hours a day to a few full days. If the caregiver can address the core issues, they will. Otherwise, they will handle the symptoms until they pass.
General Inpatient Care
If a patient needs additional support for a period of time, general inpatient care may be required. During this process, the patient resides at a hospice care facility. They receive extra care that addresses symptoms and helps to stabilize them. Once the patient is stabilized, they can return home for routine care.
While you may be doing an excellent job as the primary caregiver for your loved one, you may also need some time off to rest.
Respite care is a form of care that involves a patient checking into a facility for a short period of time. This form of care allows the primary caregiver to take a break and recharge. They are also able to take care of outside obligations that they may have fallen behind on. Once they have recharged their batteries, they can bring the patient home and continue care.
Patients receive top-quality care and support during respite care. If you are the primary caregiver, you don’t need to worry about your loved one. It is guaranteed they will be taken care of extremely well during your time off.
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Reach Out Today!
Comfort and Peace Hospice provides a high level of care for patients that are reaching the end of their lives. If you are considering hospice care for a loved one or yourself, reach out to Comfort and Peace Hospice. We’d be happy to walk you through the process of enrolling your loved one or you into our hospice care program.
We look forward to speaking with you and helping you along your journey.