Comforting Palliative Care at Home for Seniors in Bethesda, MD and Surrounding Areas

Palliative care at home from Visiting Angels provides comprehensive and comforting care and support for seniors in Aspen Hill, Silver Spring, Laurel, Bethesda and surrounding communities in Maryland

Palliative and hospice care share many features as both types of care seek ways to alleviate discomfort and improve one’s quality of life as much as possible. For this, it is no surprise that most people commonly use the two terms interchangeably.

However, they’re not quite the same thing. Here is the main difference – hospice care is typically provided to those with a limited life expectancy while palliative services are meant for anyone who requires care services geared toward promoting overall well-being, regardless of age or the severity of their illness.

Here at Visiting Angels of Bethesda, we provide comforting palliative care at home that aims to enrich the quality of life of senior clients placed in our care through specialized personal care and support.

The Benefits of Palliative Care at Home for Seniors in Bethesda and Surrounding Areas

Palliative services can be provided in a variety of settings, including in hospitals, in assisted living facilities and even hospice centers. However, there are some great advantages to receiving much-needed comfort at home.

The goal of palliative services is to provide comfort and alleviate any pain or sadness in order to complement the medical treatment your loved one is already receiving. These services are hugely beneficial to seniors who have been diagnosed with an illness or chronic condition because it helps them take their mind off their condition. Just having the comforting presence of a caregiver can boost your loved one's quality of life.

What makes palliative care at home great is the ability to receive the care they need in familiar surroundings. Many seniors dislike the thought of having to relocate to another facility to receive care. For seniors who want to maintain their independence, not being able to live in their own home can be upsetting. For seniors with memory-related illnesses like dementia or Alzheimer's, the strange, new surroundings can confuse and upset them. However, when receiving care at home, seniors don't have to stress out over moving. They can receive the comforting support they need right in their own home.

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Palliative care at home is offered as an integral segment of Life Care Navigation, which is our comprehensive collection of specialized senior care services. Compassionate end of life care is also available through Life Care Navigation.

Our caregivers undergo extensive training to enable them to approach care with a holistic mindset and provide supportive, soothing and comforting home care services. Our mission is to assist with healing in any way we can and restore hope to all our clients. We do this by addressing a wider spectrum of care needs, including:

  • Physical needs – Our caregivers are trained to recognize signs of discomfort and distress amongst the elderly and provide essential support when needed.
  • Emotional needs – Our compassionate approach focuses on the emotional well-being of seniors, keeping loneliness, depression, stress and anxiety at bay.
  • Social needs – Our friendly caregivers provide meaningful companionship and conversation.
  • Spiritual needs – We also make every effort to uplift seniors and provide comfort and spiritual guidance when needed.

Getting Started with Visiting Angels of Bethesda

If your loved one is in need of palliative care at home, make sure to call our Bethesda, MD office today. Our team member will be more than happy to answer all your questions and schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our client care directors at your loved one’s place at a convenient time. There we can discuss our home care services in detail and tailor a care plan according to your family’s needs. With Visiting Angels of Bethesda, you get a partner in care you know you can trust and the possibility to Select Your Caregiver.

To learn more about  our in-home care services, call our Bethesda, MD office at 301-433-7237 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to working with you!

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