End-of-life care provides proactive palliative care services at home, symptom management to individuals in advanced stages of illness.
End-of-Life Care addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. It helps patients enjoy the comforts of home and family, draw on social and emotional support, and manage symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and inability to sleep. Many patients and their families find that the emotional support and management of physical symptoms provided by End-of-LifeCare, can make a huge difference in the quality of life of a patient in his last days of life.
End-of-Life Care is available for patients with advanced life-limiting conditions of any type, including end-stage dementia, AIDS, heart disease or emphysema—as well as cancer.
End-of-Life Care Team include:
- Full-time physicians who has experience in Palliative Care.
- Nurses with special training in palliative care.
- Social workers with understanding of special conditions of palliative care.
- Dietitians, home health aides and therapists who specialize in complementary medicine.
- Spiritual care counselors.
- Volunteers with diverse backgrounds who can provide services to patients and families, including bedside yoga, hand massage, haircuts and bereavement support.
Our dedicated team of End-of-Life Care professionals:
- Provides early emotional support to help manage expectations for patients and families
- Reduces unnecessary hospitalizations by empowering the patient and caregivers to effectively manage symptoms
- Manages physical discomfort related to illness
- Provides one-on-one continued nursing care, when needed
- Offers bereavement counseling for families and friends
Planning for End of Life Care
Thinking about and planning for end-of-life care isn’t something most of us want to do. We want to hope that our loved ones will get better, that the surgery or treatment will work and everything will be fine. It’s hard to admit that this might not happen.
While it may be dreadful to think about a loved-one dying, one of the kindest, most considerate things you can do is help live out his or her final days as comfortably as possible. End-of-Life care allows your loved-ones to maintain his/her comfort and dignity through their last weeks or months of life. End-of-life care can provide medical, psychological and spiritual support.
By combining compassion and sensitivity with highly skilled care, End-of-Life care will allow your loved one to pass away with comfort, grace, and dignity.