End of Life Care for Seniors and Families in Rockford, IL and the Surrounding Areas
Choose Visiting Angels for comforting and supportive end of life care in Rockford, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Loves Park and nearby cities in Illinois
When the prognosis is terminal, end of life care services from Visiting Angels Rockford offer physical and emotional support for individuals during the final stages of life. Our caregivers can assist your loved one while supporting your family during this difficult time. Although passing is a natural part of our life cycle, it is very emotionally difficult to say goodbye.
An increasing number of people are choosing to spend their final days at home, so it’s important that families have access to compassionate and supportive end of life care. While our program does not include hospice care, our home care providers can work beside and support the hospice team. At Visiting Angels Rockford, we provide options to help you and your loved one during this tough transition.
Reliable In-Home Care During Life’s Final Stages
With a limited life expectancy, a plan to address pain relief and other symptoms is often required. End of life care at home is a favorable solution. Your loved one can receive care in the privacy of their own home, instead of in a hospital or nursing facility.
A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that individuals receiving care at home for end of life needs has increased in recent years, and is expected to continue increasing. The report also shows data suggesting that caring for a family member at an end of life can be expensive, as it is typically more costly than other levels of care.
Home-based care is an important option, especially for those who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare services due to income restrictions.
How Can Visiting Angels Rockford Help My Loved One?
Visiting Angels Rockford offers a client-focused, tailored approach to in-home end of life care. With our local team of dedicated caregivers, we're here to help seniors and their families get through the final stage of life with dignity and respect.
A care coordinator will create a plan designed around your loved one’s unique needs. The coordinator will then help your loved one find the ideal caregiver from our team of home care professionals to help with tasks like dressing, bathing, housekeeping and sanitizing as needed. We work with your loved one's schedule; should your loved one need additional help at any time, we'll be there.
Caregivers provide not only traditional personal care such as meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, shopping and running errands, but also help with more specific tasks including:
- Minimizing pain and other symptoms
- Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
- Alleviating feelings of loneliness, stress and anxiety
How Visiting Angels Rockford Helps Seniors and Families
In many cases, responsibilities during the end of life transition fall on close family and friends. The physical demands of providing care while managing sadness and grief can be exhausting. At Visiting Angels Rockford, we make sure that caregivers get the well-deserved break they need.
Our home care providers become the anchor that family members can turn to when they feel overwhelmed, offering emotional support and a helping hand. If you’re the primary caregiver, you don’t have to shoulder these responsibilities by yourself--call upon Visiting Angels Rockford for help.
To learn more about our home care options for seniors in the end of life process, call our Rockford, IL office at 815-977-3452.
Serving Rockford, Winnebago, and Boone Counties
Visiting Angels ROCKFORD, IL3600 E. State St #303
Rockford, IL 61108