Home Health Hospice and Palliative Care
When a person is diagnosed with the terminal ill disease it is better to be in the home environment to receive hospice and palliative care. The patient will be more comfortable in his familiar home atmosphere as his loved ones are close by and they are always available to help him.
Hospice is a high quality comprehensive care which includes
- Nursing care
- Physician’s care
- Social work
- Spiritual care
- Volunteer Services
- Respite care
- Self care/ Personal Assistance/Medical Care Taker
- Therapies ( Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Respiratory therapy and Recreational therapy)
- Medications, Supplies and equipment’s delivered at home.
- Bereavement support
- Grief counselling
Palliative care focuses on pain management. Whether it is a physical pain or a mental pain or emotional stress brought about by the serious illness.
The aim of palliative care home is ultimately to “promote, restore, and maintain a person’s maximum level of comfort, function, and health, including care toward a dignified death.” Home-based care models are also generally comprehensive and person-centered where love and compassion is considered prominent. It is done with the aim to take into account factors such as culture, religion, and value systems, and respect people’s rights to privacy and dignity, which fits in well with its “community-driven” philosophy.
With effective hospice and palliative care the patient and his / her family can embrace death in a graceful manner.