Comforting Palliative Care for Seniors in Washington, DC
Visiting Angels offers in-home palliative care for seniors in Washington, DC who could use some calming and comforting support while living with a chronic illness
If your elderly loved one is living with a chronic illness or condition, they will most likely need some support as they live independently. Normally, families may assist with day-to-day tasks on a regular basis. But oftentimes, seniors living with an illness will also need some form of emotional support and comfort in order to give them hope and give them a positive outlook on life despite their condition.
When you choose in-home care from Visiting Angels Washington DC, your loved one will not only receive physically assistance with everyday tasks but will also receive comfort and support from a compassionate caregiver. Our palliative care services focus on creating positive and supportive environments for clients in the comfort of their own home.
What is Palliative Care?
Originating from the Latin word palliare, meaning "to cloak," palliative care is a service that aims to reduce suffering and provide comfort for seniors who are living with a chronic illness. It is similar to hospice care; however, palliative services can be provided to anyone regardless of life expectancy, while hospice services are usually reserved for individuals who have a life expectancy of six months or less.
How Can Palliative Services Benefit My Loved One?
If your loved one has been living with a chronic condition for a while, you already know they need some assistance with everyday tasks. However, your loved one most likely needs more comprehensive support. A chronic illness not only affects your loved one’s physical health but can also impact their emotional and social well-being. Therefore, palliative care works to fill in the gaps by supporting your loved one’s social, emotional and spiritual needs, as well as their physical needs.
Why Choose Home Care from Visiting Angels Washington DC?
When you choose palliative care from Visiting Angels Washington DC, your loved one will receive care that’s customized to meet their unique needs. Many families in the DC Metro area count on our agency because our caregivers receive non-medical certification in palliative care that helps them deliver the holistic care our clients need in order to remain comfortable and content in their own home.
We focus on these areas when providing palliative services:
- Physical needs – Making sure the client’s physical needs are met so they can be comfortable. This can include making sure clients are eating enough throughout the day, bathe or shower regularly and are wearing clean clothes.
- Emotional needs – Helping clients enjoy life while focusing on what’s important to them. This can include helping them maintain their everyday routine and participating with them in some of their favorite hobbies and activities.
- Social needs – Encouraging clients to stay socially engaged and preventing feelings of loneliness and isolation. This can include providing meaningful companionship and conversation and finding ways for clients to stay in touch with friends and family.
- Spiritual needs – Restoring hope in our clients’ lives and helping them find peace of mind. This can include truly listening to our clients’ concerns and developing strong bonds.
Call our Washington, DC office at 202-701-1437 to learn more about our palliative care services and schedule a free in-home consultation.
Serving Washington, DC Metro Area
Visiting Angels WASHINGTON DC7826 Eastern Ave NW #409
Washington, DC 20012