While more people across the country seek hospice care each year, the option for patients to remain in their own homes while under hospice care also continues to grow.
The thought of hospice alone can be frightening to many, you may imagine pain and loneliness, spending your final days in a cold, unfamiliar, hospital setting far from family, friends and all that you know and love. However, hospice care actually represents a compassionate approach, heightening your quality of life and enabling you to live as fully and as comfortably as possible- all along remaining in your own home.
When someone with a life-limiting illness makes the decision to move forward with hospice, a million uncertainties and questions run through their mind, one of those is the possibility of having to leave home to be cared for elsewhere. In-home care provided by hospice allows a patient to remain in familiar surroundings with family and loved-ones, even when faced with symptom management issues that can from time to time arise. In addition to focusing on the physical health and comfort of a patient which is top priority, hospice care also focuses on the emotional needs and spiritual well-being of the patient and their loved ones too.
CompassionCare Hospice offers our patients, what we call, crisis care in their time of need. Whether a loved one is experiencing shortness of breath or respiratory distress, episodes of uncontrolled pain, or if the caregiver needs added support and education to better help care for their family member-we are here for you. Crisis care is appropriate for patients that require continuous support managing any acute symptoms that arise, allowing them to remain at home instead of being moved and cared for in an inpatient facility. A crisis care team member remains bedside with you until symptoms are fully managed offering individualized, skilled one-on-one care. CompassionCare staffs a 100% dedicated crisis care team that is available 24/7 to respond to any urgent needs.
Click on the link below to view a short educational video on CompassionCare’s crisis care program. For questions about hospice service or crisis care call us at 702-636-0200.