Hospice Care at Home – Hospice Care Tucson
As individuals approach the end of life, they deserve to live out their remaining days in comfort and dignity. After all, these individuals have spent a lifetime in service to their families and communities. Now it’s time for others to give them the respectful care they need. Placita In Home Care is honored that you’ve chosen us to care for your loved one in the final stage of his or her life. Our approach to hospice care at home prioritizes the wishes of the individual and family, while providing a comprehensive and inclusive at-home care plan. Our focus in hospice care is on improving quality of life and reducing pain and other symptoms.
Hospice care is palliative in nature, rather than curative. Individuals in hospice care are reaching the end of life, and that no further efforts will be made to treat the terminal illness. Instead, palliative care specialists focus on eliminating discomforts and supporting quality of life. One of the ways that our professional caregivers can support hospice patients is by administering respectful personal hygiene services. The maintenance of personal hygiene is essential for an individual’s self-esteem and quality of life. Our caregivers can provide the following services:
- Toileting assistance
- Grooming assistance
- Oral hygiene assistance
- Dressing assistance
At Placita In Home Care, we do things differently. For example, our company places a high value on recruiting and hiring the right people. These are people who genuinely empathize with and have compassion for others, particularly seniors and individuals at the end of life. Our caregivers offer loving companionship to hospice patients as they reflect back on the memories of their life.
Local Service Referrals
Many members make up a typical hospice care team. When a patient enters our care, we conduct an in-depth assessment to determine his or her unique needs and preferences. If an individual requires services beyond our home care choices, we can offer referrals for local service providers. In addition to our professional caregivers, a hospice care team may include the following:
- Pastor, priest, or other religious leader
- Bereavement counselor
- Social worker
- Speech, occupational, or physical therapist
Support for the Family
The grieving process may begin long before death occurs. When a loved one is terminally ill, family members naturally begin to experience feelings of grief and loss. This is known as anticipatory grief, and it’s a confusing, challenging phase. Family members often want to spend as much quality time as possible with their loved one during his or her final days. The team at Placita In Home Care can help make that possible. Our caregivers can take care of the day-to-day necessities around the home, enabling the family to focus on what matters most: their loved one.