Jul 28, 2017 by Garrett Sullivan
Many people may not know what palliative care is or they may confuse it with hospice care. This type of care is specialized and it is delivered to those patients who have a serious illness. Patients who receive this type of care will find that these services work to relieve them from the symptoms they experience and any stress that is associated with living with their condition or disease. If your loved one does need to receive palliative care, you may be wondering what types of specific services are offered. We will explore some of the most commonly offered services below.
Care received in home can provide your senior with the level of support they need while being allowed to age in place. Below are some of the benefits of this type of in home care.
Improves Overall Quality of Life
Palliative care is focused on treating all types of different conditions, but specifically, conditions that are serious in nature such as COPD, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, ALS, and many more. The care received is designed to improve the overall quality of life for the patient and reduce the number of symptoms that are experienced or causing the patient stress.
In home palliative assistance can provide your loved one with the ability to remain in their home. Many seniors do not want to give up their independence and with an at home caregiver, they do not have to.
Seniors who are experiencing symptoms of a serious illness may also experience feelings of loneliness, depression, and more. In home care can help to ensure that your loved one has the spiritual, medical, and emotional support needed.
If your loved one is in need of palliative care, call the team at Comfort Keepers today.