Making sure that your aging family member has the care that she needs and wants is something you’ve done the entire time you’ve been her caregiver. As she nears the end of her life, you may be even more worried you’re making the right decisions. Hospice services are more of an option now, too, and there are reasons they might be the right way to go.
Your Senior Is More Comfortable at Home
Very often aging adults prefer being at home because that’s more comfortable overall. As your elderly family member edges closer to the end of her life, she may feel even more strongly about spending her time at home as much as she can. With that in mind, it makes far more sense to have hospice elder care providers coming to her rather than forcing her to go out.
You’re More Comfortable with Someone Who Understands Her Needs
By that same token, it’s a lot more comfortable for you when you’ve got the help of people who understand your senior’s unique needs. Hospice services understand what older adults need and they have experience with end-of-life issues, too. With their unique perspectives and experience, they’re able to offer your senior just the right help.
Your Senior’s Not as Comfortable with Going to the Hospital
Depending on her health concerns, your elderly family member may not be excited about sticking with curative treatment plans. For many aging adults who are still trying curative therapies, that means they’re heading to the hospital more and more often. If she’s sick of being at the hospital and bouncing from there back home again only to seemingly return again quickly, she may want to opt for hospice.
You’re Looking for a Holistic Plan
When most people see the word “holistic,” especially in the context of anything to do with health, they tend to think about natural remedies and alternative therapies. While that can be part of a holistic care plan, the word really refers to treating your senior and the rest of your family as complete group. If spiritual guidance or emotional counseling could help, hospice elder care providers can help you to find those resources.
Hospice elder care can do so much more for you and for your aging family member than you might have believed possible. As she nears the end of her life, your senior’s patience with other forms of treatment may have hit its limit. Having the help she needs at home can help with that and so many other situations.
If you or a loved-one are considering hospice elder care in Norcross, GA, please call the caring staff at Arcturus Hospice and Palliative Care today. Call 678-383-9973 today to speak to our care team.
Kate Gorinshteyn is the director of marketing at Arcturus Health Care. Arcturus is a fast-growing Hospice striving to provide the highest level of quality care to patients faced with life-limiting illnesses. Our goal is to make each patient as pain-free as possible and give physiological, emotional and spiritual support to both the patient and family. We understand that the decision change from curative to comfort care is difficult, and our team is trained to help you every step of the way!
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