End of Life Care and Palliative Care in Jupiter Florida
Learn how the End of Life Care and Palliative Care Services offered by Comfort Keepers can support your family and loved one.
End of life situations can be devastating and different for everyone impacted. Some pass soon after the diagnosis, while others pass a brief or extended period after. Death can sometimes be accompanied by minimal pain or loss of loss of cognitive or physical abilities. There are some cases where the pain is more intense or degeneration is massive. The emotional state that accompanies death varies drastically. Some people accept the transition as a moment of joy and happiness because the person is transitioning from one state of being into another. Others are not so joyous and have questions, become anxious, and even fearful of what is to come. While all situations are different, the commonality is that everyone wishes or desires to die with dignity.
Palliative care is the care and services created to assist seniors in maintaining their freedom, dignity and independence for as long and as much as possible. this all being done while maximizing the quality of life during their passing. This care is usually limited to the final six months of an individual’s life expectancy.
You may have heard the term hospice care used more often, but essentially it offers many of the same provisions as end of life care. Hospice delivers a team approach to assist the senior with communicating with family and medical or non-medical personnel. They are there to provide as much relief from pain and discomfort as possible, as well as provide daily, emotional and social support. A leading contributor in quality end of life care services is palliative care.
End of Life Care Services Benefits
Comfort Keepers provides end of life care services in a variety of ways.
Being a Support System - Learning that a loved one or family member is passing away can cause mixed feelings and emotions. Family members and loved ones want to be proactive and participate in caring for their loved ones but have no idea where to start or what to do. Comfort Keepers is here to help the family understand what their loved one needs and how they can successfully accommodate those needs. Caregivers can provide minimal or extensive support, based on the needs and requests of the family. The care providers not only help with physical tasks, but are also there for emotional support. They will be your shoulder to cry on, or other source of emotional or social support.
Personal Care – Seniors who have been given an end of life diagnosis will begin to receive visits from people near and dear to their heart. There will be such an increase in visitor activity that it can become mentally and emotionally overwhelming for the senior. This is a time when the senior wants and needs to look their very best, in order to feel better about themselves. Comfort Keepers caregivers provide grooming, baths, and dressings to make sure the senior looks good and feels good about their appearance.
Stress Reduction – Dying presents stress for the senior and their family. Tasks, daily chores, and other things are primary contributors to stress. Comfort Keepers care providers help to alleviate the stress by assisting the senior with the above stresses and much more. They assist in running errands or shopping to allow the family to spend valuable time with their loved one.
End of life care helps your senior loved one to die with dignity. To learn more about services and support available to you and your loved one during this challenging time, call our senior care coordinators at Comfort Keepers today. You can reach us at (561) 694-1950, we are available anytime to talk.