A major concern for patients that are reaching the end of their life cycle is the care they will receive and their comfort. Everyone deserves peace at the end, and everyone deserves to have their needs met. Hospice care helps those that are reaching the end to receive the care they need and deserve.
Hospice care is a form of care that is reserved for patients with life-limiting illnesses. There may be no treatment available, or they may decide they would no longer like to receive treatment. Whatever the case may be, these patients need their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs met. Comfort and Peace Hospice in California provides patients with the care they need in their final days. It is our goal to maximize the comfort of our patients and help them to pass on in dignity.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is a form of care that meets the needs of a terminally ill patient. This form of care includes emotional support, physical care, therapy, and more. The process is not intended to hasten or delay the process of passing on. Instead, the goal of hospice care is to provide the patient with peace, serenity, happiness, and comfort in their final days. Hospice care also provides additional support for primary caregivers.
Hospice care can either be at-home or inpatient. Generally, hospice care is provided at home, but a patient may visit a facility to receive higher levels of care or respite care.
How to Find a Hospice in California?
Finding the right hospice in California can seem like a difficult task. It’s actually not as difficult as it may seem, though. Below are a few options for finding the right hospice in California:
- Referral. Your doctor will likely be able to refer you to the right facility. Ask them about Comfort and Peace Hospice as well.
- State and National Resources. There are state and national resources that help patients to find the right hospice. Consider contacting your state’s hospice organization, your state’s department of health, or a national organization like the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
- Reach Out to Comfort and Peace. Comfort and Peace Hospice may be the perfect hospice to meet your needs. If for some reason we aren’t a good fit, we will help you to find a hospice care facility that is.
What to Expect with Hospice Care
There are a few different types of hospice care that a patient may be met with and finding the right level of care may feel daunting. Comfort and Peace Hospice makes the process simple. We will discuss the levels of care with you, as well as your unique needs. We will then enroll you in the appropriate care program.
There are a few different types of hospice care that may be available to you or your loved one. These include:
Routine Home Care
Routine home care is generally recommended and is the most common form of hospice care. With routine home care, a caregiver visits the patient at their home to provide hospice services. Medical providers, social workers, and volunteers also visit the home of the patient to provide support and services. The emotional needs of the patient are met, pain is managed, and mental health services are provided. With routine home care, patients can experience relief from the comfort of their own homes.
General Inpatient Care
If a patient needs a higher level of care for a short period of time, general inpatient care may be required. During this time period, the patient resides at a hospice care facility. Their symptoms are managed, and they receive extra support. Once the patient is stabilized, they can return home for routine care.
Respite care is an excellent option for caregivers that need some time off. During respite care, the patient stays at a hospice facility and is cared for by the staff. This form of care allows the primary caregiver to catch up on obligations they may have fallen behind on, while also getting some much-needed rest. Once the caregiver is ready, the patient returns home for care.
If a patient is going through a crisis, continuous care may be required. This involves a patient receiving additional care for anywhere from a few hours to a few days. They may be experiencing pain, respiratory distress, and/or anxiety. Once the symptoms have subsided, the patient returns to routine care.
What to Look for in a Hospice Care Provider in California
Choosing the right hospice care provider is an important decision. In order to choose the right provider, consider the following:
- A Strong Staff. The hospice care provider you choose should employ only the best staff in their field. Check the credentials of the staff and how long the facility has been in business.
- Quick Response Time. If anything happens to a patient, response time needs to be quick. Choose a hospice care provider that can respond quickly if a patient is in need.
- Transition. Transitioning to hospice care can be difficult. The right hospice care provider will help to make the transition process as easy and straightforward as possible.
- Excellent Customer Service. Bedside manner is extremely important. Choose a provider with a staff that cares about their patients.
Providing Better Care
Reach Out to Comfort and Peace Today!
The end of a patient’s life can feel overwhelming and distressing. It also may come with physical pain, emotional distress, and other challenges. Comfort and Peace Hospice provides patients with the support they need to overcome these challenges and pass on in peace and comfort. We provide our patients with the highest level of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support.
For more information about Comfort and Peace Hospice in California and the services we provide, reach out today. We’d be happy to discuss the different levels of care we provide, answer any questions, and help you to get enrolled in one of our hospice care programs. We look forward to meeting you!