It can be difficult as a caregiver to finally make the decision to bring in hospice care services. You might feel as if you’re giving up or choosing an option that may not be right for your senior’s current status. But waiting to engage the help of hospice teams could be depriving all of you of valuable help.
You’re Doing Something
Often by the time your family member is at the end of her life, you and she feel like there’s nothing else that you can do. You might feel frustrated and helpless and that’s normal. When you do finally enlist the help of hospice elder care providers, you’re able to start taking some action. Hospice serves as a liaison between you and your family member and her medical team. They can help you figure out what needs to be done to help her be as comfortable as possible.
Your Family Member Isn’t Interested in What She’s Already Done
By the time your senior family member is nearing the end of her life, she may not be too interested in trying any of the treatments or procedures she’s tried in the past. This can be especially true if your elderly family member has a terminal illness, like , during which she has tried all sorts of treatments.
Your Family Member Is in Pain
It’s really difficult to see your family member in a great deal of pain. Hospice services can help her to relieve that pain in ways that her existing medical providers may not be able to do. They have opportunities to mix and match her potential options more creatively, which can be incredibly beneficial. Pain management is about more than just the physical pain. It’s also about helping her to deal with the emotional impact of being in pain.
The Entire Family Can Relax a Bit
When you’re finally seeing some results and getting information about what you can actively do, you’re able to start relaxing a bit. So can the rest of the family, especially as they see your senior in less pain and having a better quality of life. In addition, hospice elder care services don’t just help your elderly family member, they can also help you with respite care and the entire family with grief management.
Having the help of hospice elder care providers can be invaluable in multiple ways, but you have to make the call first. Once they become a part of your family member’s care plan, they can help all of you to meet her needs in the best ways possible.
If you or an aging parent are considering hospice care in Yardley, PA, please contact the caring staff at Serenity Hospice today. Call (215) 867-5405.
A veteran of providing quality healthcare, Michael has served with distinction in a variety of leadership capacities for nearly two decades, notably as administrator for several Skilled Nursing Facilities in New Jersey. Known as an innovative and solution-oriented individual, Michael has his finger on the pulse on new trends and concepts in providing quality care.
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