When a person has been recommended for hospice care, it means the end of their life is approaching. Many people incorrectly assume that hospice is only going to be recommended or prescribed for somebody in the final days or weeks of their life, but in truth, it can offer comfort for somebody who has a year or possibly a bit longer left.
During the final months or year of a person’s life when they are dealing with a terminal illness, there may be a requirement to be hospitalized for any number of reasons. However, having the right support in the form of home care and hospice is going to reduce the necessity of making continued trips to or from the hospital.
How can one understand the difference?
A home care aide or visiting nurse might be a vital component to not only improve comfort and support for a senior dealing with end-of-life care, but they can also help with a variety of tasks, making life more bearable and even comfortable for that individual.
Visiting nurses are more focused on the medical side of home care. They can monitor equipment, check blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, possibly even blood sugar levels for an individual dealing with diabetes, and so forth. They can take that information and relay it to their doctor who can then monitor the senior’s condition remotely, calling him or her in as needed for any necessary follow-up attention.
Home care aides provide a number of invaluable support services throughout the day for people of all ages who have physical limitations or other health issues. They can help prepare meals, do light housekeeping with or for the senior, help the client get out of bed, take a shower, or even go to the bathroom.
As end-of-life approaches, the body will face increasing challenges that make it difficult to perform even the most basic tasks of everyday life. However, by remaining home more often as opposed to being in the hospital, it directly impacts one’s mentality and emotional health.
November is National Home Care and Hospice Month and while hospitals continue to strive to reduce readmission rates (with pressure being placed on them by the federal government), the main goal for anyone who might require hospice support is to improve quality of life as much as possible and provide them comfort as they face end-of-life.
Home care continues to be an increasingly important component in the healthcare industry and for those who may require hospice, they may still be able to remain home during their final days, weeks, or months.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Health Care in Berwyn, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.