End of Life Care
End of Life Care services offer important support during the end of life process. Caregivers provide comforting assistance to your loved one while giving your family the support you need at this difficult time.
The end of life is a natural part of our life cycle, but that doesn’t make it any less difficult. Now that an increasing number of people choosing to spend their final days at home, it’s important that families have access to compassionate and supportive end of life care services. Unfortunately, this aspect of care is often misunderstood or overlooked in the training process for caregivers and health care providers.
At Visiting Angels®, we believe that every family should have the support services they need during the end of life transition. Through our end of life care services, our caregivers will do all that we can to keep your loved one as comfortable as possible as they make this transition. While our end of life care does not include hospice care, our caregivers can work along side and support hospice care providers. We will also support you and your family, providing a helping hand whenever you need one.
End of Life Care Services
When a family member is diagnosed with a limited life expectancy, they often require some form of end of life care. In many cases, care responsibilities fall on close family members. If you find yourself in this position, you might also find that you don’t have the physical or emotional wherewithal to shoulder these responsibilities all on your own. Visiting Angels can help.
End of life care services can give you, your family, and your loved one the support you need during the final stages of life. Visiting Angels offers end of life care through our Life Care Navigation™ collection of senior care services. Our approach is outlined in a program called Practical Care Tips for End of Life. This program was designed to provide caregivers with the information needed to support and assist clients and their families through the end of life process.
Under these guidelines, Visiting Angels offers a client-focused approach to end of life care. Care within this model is centered around your loved one’s comfort and well-being. Caregivers provide non-medical support to help minimize discomfort, assist with personal tasks such as dressing, bathing, and daily hygiene, and offer a comforting presence to alleviate feelings of loneliness, stress, and anxiety.
At the same time, we make sure that family caregivers get the respite and assistance they need. We perform tasks such as meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, shopping, and running errands. Our caregivers provide an anchor family caregivers can turn to for moments when they feel overwhelmed, offering emotional support or a helping hand whenever needed.
Compassionate Care & Support
Visiting Angels can provide the compassionate care and support you need to navigate the end of life transition. To help you find the right care services for your loved one, we invite you to contact your local Visiting Angels. We will be happy to provide any information you need and help you find a convenient time and place for an in-person meeting with a Visiting Angels care director.
For more information on end of life care or to schedule a no-cost meeting with a Visiting Angels care director, contact your local Visiting Angels office.
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