Visiting Angels® provides palliative care for individuals living with a chronic illness who need compassionate care in the comfort of their own home.
We help individuals with chronic conditions remain at home by creating calming and supportive environments.
Our caregivers will focus on your loved one's physical comfort as well as their emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
What Is Palliative Care at Home?
In-home palliative care is supportive care so that your loved ones can remain in the place they cherish - home.
There are key differences between hospice care and palliative care. Hospice care is provided to individuals with limited life expectancy while palliative care can be provided regardless of a person's life expectancy.
Our Palliative Care Services
At Visiting Angels, we take a unique approach to palliative care.
Through our Palliative Care Certification Program, we offer care with a focus on the following four areas:
- Physical Needs
Our caregivers focus on your loved one's physical needs and personal comfort.
- Emotional Needs
We identify what is important to our clients and make their lives the best they can be through maintaining their favorite routines and activities..
- Social Needs
Our caregivers develop close relationships with clients and their families. We provide companionship and conversation to relieve feelings of loneliness and isolation.
- Spiritual Needs
We strive to restore hope for your loved one and your family by helping you find peace of mind in a challenging time.
Palliative In-Home Care
If you have a loved on who is living with a chronic condition, we invite you to contact your local Visiting Angels home care office to learn more about our compassionate approach to home care.
Before getting started, Visiting Angels will provide your family with a free home care consultation that helps us to learn more about your loved one's needs. With input from you and your loved one, we will develop a personalize care plan.
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Palliative Home Care FAQs
What Does Palliative Care Mean?
Palliative care describes a wide range of care services designed to improve quality of life for individuals with life-threatening conditions. Palliative caregiving has a specific focus on reducing pain, discomfort, and suffering to improve a person's physical, emotional, social, and/or spiritual well-being.
What Is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
The main difference between palliative care and hospice care is the life expectancy of the care recipient. Palliative services can be provided regardless of life expectancy and can occur at the same as medical treatment. Hospice care is only provided after a terminal diagnosis, when treatment for the condition has completed.
What Are Some Examples of Palliative Care?
Examples of palliative care include:
- Assisting the care recipient with personal activities, such as dressing and grooming, with the goal of minimizing pain and discomfort
- Helping the care recipient engage in favorite activities, personal pastimes, and joyful routines
- Providing the care recipient with daily companionship and conversation, and assisting with visits by family and friends
- Creating a relaxing and positive environment for the care recipient, helping them find hope and peace of mind
How Long Can You Use Palliative Care?
In-home palliative care can be provided regardless of a person's life expectancy. A person receiving palliative home care may live for several months, several years, or even several decades, depending on their prognosis and their response to medical treatment.
Serving Bucks County Pennsylvania
Visiting Angels DOYLESTOWN, PA3655 Rt 202 #116
Doylestown, PA 18902