End of Life Care: Providing Comfort and Support
End-of-Life care is crucial for your aging family during difficult times. Visiting Angels can help assist in Waldorf, MD, and the surrounding area.
During one’s final stages of life, it can be harsh on the individual and their family as well. With end-of-life care services, clients and their families can receive emotional and physical support during this difficult time.
While this process is a natural part of our life cycle as humans, it does not make it any easier. There has been an increasing number of people choosing to spend their last days in their homes, which is why it is vital to have access to compassionate and supportive home care services. Sadly, most training services for health care providers overlook or misunderstand this type of care.
Visiting Angels offers this care option to assist our clients and their loved ones during this painful transition. Our team members work with their clients and families to keep everyone as comfortable as possible. Our end-of-life care service does not include hospice care, but we can work alongside/support a hospice team.
What is End of Life Care?
End-of-life care services are used when an individual is diagnosed with a limited life expectancy; these individuals typically require care in some form to assist with pain and any other symptoms. For most individuals, this care falls upon their family members and close friends. If you find yourself in this position, you may find that you don’t have the emotional or physical strength to do it on your own.
Providing emotional care is where Visiting Angels can be of assistance.
Our services offer you and your family compassionate and patient care during the final stages of life. With Visiting Angels, you will receive dedicated levels of support through our LifeCare Navigation collection of senior care services. We outline how we approach care in our Practical Care Tips for End of Life program; this program is designed to give our caregivers the information they will need to best support their clients and their families. Our caregivers use a client-based approach with these guidelines. We center our care around each client’s needs while also working with the client’s comfort and well-being. Caregivers provide essential personal home care services to help:
- Minimize pain and other symptoms
- Assist with personal tasks such as dressing, bathing, and daily hygiene
- Alleviate feelings of loneliness, stress, and anxiety
At the same time, we make sure that family and friend 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 that family caregivers can turn to for moments when they feel overwhelmed, offering emotional support or a helping hand whenever needed.
End of Life Care Options
Compassionate care and support are our two objectives when it comes to the end of life care at Visiting Angels. We invite you to visit your local Visiting Angels to understand better what our team and services have to offer you and your loved one. We will answer any lingering questions you may have, and we can set you up with an in-person meeting with a care director.
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Serving the Tri-County Area of Charles, St. Mary's and Calvert Counties Maryland
Visiting Angels SOUTHERN MARYLAND50 Post Office Rd #201
Waldorf, MD 20602