End of Life Care and Palliative Care Support in Cary, NC and the Surrounding Area
Compassionate, professional end of life care and palliative care supports seniors and their families in Cary, NC
When a family member is diagnosed with limited-life expectancy, he or she often has a strong desire to spend the final days in the comfort of home. However, caring for a loved one at the end of life can be emotionally challenging and physically exhausting.
Comfort Keepers can support you and your loved one by working with a hospice agency or medical provider to fully meet the family’s care needs. We will help care for the client and help around the house as well as provide the family with emotional and moral support.
Reasons for End of Life Care and Palliative Care
End of life senior care is unique among most home care services in that it can have varying length, and the health of recipient is the determining factor. The duration of care begins whenever your loved one needs it, and may last for days to years.
People are considered to be in need of palliative care when their life expectancy is near or under 1 year. This can be caused by advanced onsets of illnesses such as cancer or dementia, or if they have conditions which overlap to cause a low life expectancy. In addition, preexisting conditions that can lead to a sudden crisis can be reasons for end of life care. A condition such as a heart attack, stroke, or a physical accident can also lead to the need for palliative care.
Our ultimate goal with senior care is to provide care and comfort to your loved one and to help families make the most of their limited time together. We help by providing
- bathing, dressing, and toileting assistance for your loved one.
- light house cleaning.
- laundry as needed.
- food preparation.
- companionship to your loved one so you can get a much-needed break.
End of life care can also extend after a loved one’s passing. Our Comfort Keepers® can help families deal with the loss and assist with tasks such as organizing personal items and moving belongings—or just simply being there to listen if family members need to talk and process their grief.
Give us a call at (919) 432-4596 to learn more!