If you or a family member is suffering from a terminal illness and have exhausted all other treatment options, you may want to consider hospice care. Learn about hospice care and how it can offer comfort and support.
What does hospice care do?
Hospices offer end-of-life care to those who are terminally ill. A team of healthcare experts provides services to help alleviate pain and address the physical, psychological, social/spiritual requirements of those dying. Aside from counselling, respite care, and practical assistance, hospice care also offers these services to families. When it comes to hospice care, the goal isn’t to cure the patient’s underlying illness. Keeping the best standard of living for as long as possible is the main goal.
Hospice care is offered for patients with six months or less to live. As long as the patient’s doctor and the hospice care team certify that their illness is life-limiting, hospice care can be continued. Many hospice patients are cancer patients, while others have heart disease, dementia, kidney failure, or COPD, among other conditions.
The sooner you begin hospice care, the better your quality of life and the longer your life expectancy. In hospice care, families are relieved of their burden, their grief is reduced, and they are better prepared for the death of their loved ones. Not because the patient needs it, but because the family caregiver needs some time away, hospice care allows patients to stay in a facility for an extended period. Respite care is the term used to describe this type of caregiving. The following are a few perks of receiving hospice care.
1. The Convenience of Your Own House.
Hospice care is offered in a familiar, comfortable, and loving environment. The overwhelming majority of our hospice patients have expressed the value and desire to remain in their homes, which provide comfort and nostalgia. At MelodiaCare Hospice, our team is committed to assisting you in fulfilling that desire. We work diligently to ensure that you continue to live in the caring atmosphere that you deserve.
2. Plan of Care That Is Unique to Each Individual
MelodiaCare Hospice believes that no two patients are the same. When we embark on this trip together, our first objective will be to inquire and listen. This enables us to comprehend the patients’ and families’ desires and demands. By gaining knowledge of your stories and objectives, our staff will create a customised treatment plan to ensure our patients’ comfort and well-being. We customise this strategy to match each patient’s clinical, spiritual, and psychological needs and desires. MelodiaCare may instil a much-needed sense of stability, comfort, and dignity in you and your family.
3. Familiar Appearances
We believe it is critical for the patient and their family to develop a rapport with our personnel. This enables patients and families to receive continuous one-on-one treatment and develop a strong bond with their care team. As a result, we can maintain an open contact channel with patients, families, and facility employees.
4. 24/7 Access to Services
Our objective is to anticipate your requirements or difficulties before they occur. Frequently, questions and concerns arise outside of conventional business hours. We have professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer your inquiries, assist with problem resolution, and arrange for an appropriate team member to visit the patient as needed.
5. Life Quality
MelodiaCare Hospice is committed to enhancing our patients’ quality of life. We can significantly improve your quality of life in a variety of ways. This can be accomplished by utilising a variety of therapies and, through our customised plan of care, allowing the patient to participate in activities they enjoy and love.
6. Advice on Hospice
Your loved one is in the best possible hands. When we bring in hospice certified nursing assistants, we ensure that your loved one receives care from industry specialists who have dedicated their careers to caring for and assisting terminally ill patients, as well as smoothing the end-of-life transition. For some, the simplest things are the most significant. Our Aides are there to assist you with even the simplest requirements.
We understand what it’s like to lose a loved one. Family members also receive therapy, training, and support. Hospice professionals are concerned with the patient and those who love and support them during this difficult time.
8. Reducing Your Financial Responsibility
Having the impression that you are a financial burden on your family can result in guilt. Nobody wants to make you feel this way when you only have a limited amount of time left to live and appreciate what remains of life. Hospital expenses can be extremely expensive and can have a catastrophic effect on an entire family’s income — we can help. The majority of health insurance policies cover hospice care.
9. Everything Is Central to You
Our mission is to provide you with the best service possible. Your life is valuable and significant to us, and we do not have the impression that you are already lost. You still have time to do things you never imagined. Allow our circle of caring to assist you.