Elder care advice from Redmond specialists: What is end of life care?
Although it’s uncomfortable to think about, all of our lives must one day come to an end – and when they do, we’d all like to be comfortable, feel loved and have our human dignity maintained. That’s what end of life care aims to do.
If you have a family member who has a terminal illness, or you have been advised by physicians that he or she is in the final stages of life, it’s time to consider what care options are best for your loved one.
End of life care includes several different services designed to meet a range of needs for the patient and his or her family, including:
- Practical care – This covers daily activities that your family member can no longer manage independently, including taking medication, eating, bathing, dressing and turning when in bed. A fully qualified, compassionate caregiver with the skills and physical strength to assist your loved one will ensure that he or she is properly cared for at all times as well as treated with respect and compassion. These caregivers can also assist you with advice on how to best care for your elderly family member.
- Respite care – Taking care of your elderly family member during this time can become all consuming and stressful for family members. Respite care allows you to continue managing your own life while his or her needs are met with compassion and expertise – allowing you to concentrate fully on simply enjoying the time you have left with your loved one.
- Grief support – Even when you are fully informed of your loved one’s condition and prepared for their passing, the end of their life is always a time of grief and mourning. Our caregivers will be there to support you and your family as well as your elderly loved one.
Professional senior homecare provides essential support and comfort
At Companion Care, we strive to provide our patients and clients with compassion and comfort as well as high quality professional care. Our end of life care is comprehensive and can be tailored through our care management services to meet the specific needs of you and your loved one during this emotional and often stressful time. Contact us today for more information and find out how we can ensure your elderly family member is safe, loved and comfortable during this time.
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