End of Life Care For The Elderly in Springfield, PA and Surrounding Areas
Has your loved one been admitted to in-home hospice care, an inpatient hospice facility or are they receiving home assistance?
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. If you have a loved one who lives alone with little support, Comfort Keepers can offer your family member palliative care and end of life care support and communicate with hospice personnel changes in the loved one's condition.
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.
Give us a call at (610) 563-2968 to learn more!
How Comfort Keepers Can Help
Our ultimate goal with end of life 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.
- Light house cleaning.
- Laundry as needed.
- Food preparation and proper nutrition.
- Companionship to your loved one so you can get a much-needed break.
We can also continue to help 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. Comfort Keepers often starts care with a patient who is facing end of life issues and then continues care with surviving elderly spouse when the loved one passes.
In addition to in-home care services Comfort Keepers offers to end of life patients, the medical alarm system is also available through our Springfield and King of Prussia, PA locations.
Traditionally the medical alarm system is used for an active individual who may have experienced falls or medical conditions his or her family are concerned may interfere with everyday life and require a quick response when a person cannot get to a phone to call for help.
Most family members are unaware that the medical alarm system can be used for an end of life care patient. As long as the patient can push the button to call for help, the live responder will call family members or the hospice agency instead of calling 911 or emergency personnel.
The medical alarm system through Comfort Keepers is month-to-month billing. There is no long-term contract. Regardless of whether your loved one needs the equipment one month or 6 or longer, there is no penalty for cancellation.
In some instances hospice patients may be discharged from hospice services and families may decide to keep the equipment to continue to provide the access to help. As soon as Comfort Keepers is notified and the request is made, the medical alarm company will change the response directive from hospice to 911/medical emergency services.
Comfort Keepers offices in King of Prussia and Springfield, PA has very positive and professional working relationships with many of the local hospice organizations to make your care experience supportive during a difficult time. Comfort Keepers mission is to treat each individual as if he or she was a member of our own family. To learn more about our end of life care services contact us online at (610) 563-2968.