When Is It Time for Hospice Care & Comfort Care?
Comfort Keepers shares helpful information about hospice care for seniors and their families in Peekskill, NY
If your loved one is facing the final stages of life, it may be time for hospice care. Hospice care is focused primarily on comfort care, meaning the focus isn’t on finding a cure for your loved one’s condition, but rather on making them as comfortable as possible. To do this, our compassionate caregivers work with your loved one’s medical team and family members to come up with a solution that works best for their particular situation.
Emotional support is a major aspect of comfort care. At Comfort Keepers, we focus on providing emotional support to our clients, but we also focus on members of the family. The final stages of your loved one’s life should be spent in an uplifting, home environment. With our help, you can give them that as part of a professional environment tailored to meet emotional, social and health needs of each individual involved in your loved one’s final stages of life.
How do you know if hospice care is right for your loved one?
Hardly anybody would like to spend their final days on earth in a sterile hospital room. If for no other reason than the fact that it is very difficult to feel loved and supported in such an environment. After all, our homes are where we feel the safest. An in-home hospice setting may be the perfect way for your loved one to live on their own terms in their final days.
Which services does hospice care entail?
A senior caregiver can provide your loved one with non-medical support with day-to-day tasks and anything else they may need that they are not getting from medical professionals or family members. This includes both personal care and companionship care services.
Who decides for hospice care?
Patients with less than six months to live are referred to hospice care. There is usually no alternative treatment left for these individuals. Comfort care becomes the focus at this point.
Does Medicare cover hospice care?
Short term hospice care is usually covered. Medical supplies, medical equipment, medication, physician care, and nursing assistance are usually included.
To find out more about hospice and comfort care, please give us a call today at (914) 200-1472. Our friendly representatives are available to answer any questions you may have.