What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is a specialized type of care for those who have life limiting illnesses or those that are terminally ill. There are hospice facilities specifically for this purpose, but more and more people are choosing to have hospice care administered within their own homes so they can live more comfortably in their final days. Unlike home health care, hospice care is generally only considered for patients with a prognosis of six months or less. The team of skilled nurses and home health aides at Nova Home Care & Staffing are trained in hospice care to make clients as comfortable as possible at all hours of the day if necessary. If the symptoms require them to be in a special facility, Nova can also provide private round the clock care in those cases as well.
What To Expect From Hospice Care
Unlike general in home health care which will generally consist of the same basic tasks, hospice care is much more specialized for each patient. The goals of hospice care are as follows:
- Address physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs
- Respite for family caregivers
- Manage the patients pain and symptoms so they can live as comfortably as possible and make the most of their remaining time.
- Quality of life is just as important as length of life
Companionship is also a major part of hospice care. Receiving care and attention is important for the patients emotional well being. It is a difficult time for the patient and their family members and hospice care services can help everyone involved.
Contact Nova Home Care & Staffing
If a loved one is approaching the end of their life and you want to do everything you can to make them comfortable, contact Nova about hospice care today. Our team is comprised of professionals who are trained to give patients the best quality of life possible.