What Is Home Hospice And What It Is Really Like?
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is usually offered for those who are terminally ill or have other conditions. These are patients who don’t have much time left in their life and need some extra support to make their last days a better experience.
Hospice care patients who have a 6-month life expectancy or less are usually offered these benefits. There is not an age limit for qualifying in hospice care, and usually depends on the life expectancy given by the physician.
Their ultimate goal is to make them feel comfortable and support them during difficult times they face.
There are different services that could come with hospice care such as:
a• In home care
b• In hospital care
c• Nursing homes
d• Therapy services
e• Doctor services
f• Nursing care
g• Medical equipment and supplies
i• Hospice aide
What is Home Hospice?
Home hospice is a more personal care provided for the patient directly from the comfort of their own home. It offers a lot of similar benefits as a regular hospice facility. Nurses usually come in to treat the patients from home.
The home services given for patients are:
1• Caregiver education
2• Wound care
3• Injections and prescriptions
4• Monitoring for illnesses
5• Physical and speech therapy
6• Pain management and much more
Overall Experience for at Home Hospice?
With everything going on right now during the Covid-19 crisis, many will be benefiting more for an at home hospice care. The experience for at home hospice is much more preferred from a lot of patients because, it gives one-on-one time with the patient. The patient may feel more comfortable in receiving a much more personal plan for their health situation.
The most important thing a patient wants before their last days are to have a good death experience at the comfort of their own home and saying goodbye to all the cherished memories lived there.
The behind the scenes with how at home hospice work, starts with caregivers having a set plan for their patient. They set a schedule for them daily, with medication and monitoring. Nurses will also give instructions for spouses or loved ones who may want to be present in also taking care of the patient. Rest assure that once a caregiver or nurse is out for the day, there is a 24 hour call line for help as well as an emergency number.
Respite Care Benefits
Many may also prefer Respite care, because it offers extra care to help primary caregivers who care for their loved ones and need some time off. This benefit can be conducted with either at home care or at a facility. This extra support can be long term or short-term depending on the main caregiver’s schedule.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding in home hospice care and want to learn more about the benefits during Covid-19.
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