When the time comes to prepare yourself to say goodbye to a loved one, it can be hard to determine what care they need. While in your own grief, it can feel impossible to help your loved one. They experience their own set of emotions regarding their life and mortality. Through senior hospice care services, you can give your loved one the best possible care and support while also finding comfort in your impending loss.
What is Senior Hospice Care?
Hospice is specialized care for individuals with a life-limiting illness or injury, who have six months or less to live, and their families. Senior hospice care services involve medical care to manage pain and symptoms, as well as emotional and spiritual support through the end of life journey.
Hospice care can be provided in a patient’s own home, a hospital, personal care home or skilled nursing community. The goal of hospice care is to allow for a peaceful passing in a comfortable and familiar setting with loved ones near. Hospice is a holistic approach, addressing not only physical needs but emotional, social and spiritual needs as well.
What Are Senior Hospice Care Services?
An interdisciplinary team of a physician, nurses, therapists, chaplain, social worker, aides, and volunteers work together to provide hospice services.
Hospice services can include:
- Skilled nursing care
- Medical social services
- Counseling services, including nutritional, spiritual and bereavement
- Physician services
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Help with personal care
- Volunteers to provide companionship and respite for caregivers
- Medications, medical supplies, and equipment
- Short-term stay in a hospital or skilled nursing community for symptom control and respite
Hospice care is covered by most major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid.
WRC Senior Services
At WRC Senior Services, we believe that our services should include all levels of possible care. From those still living independently to those reaching the end of their life, we provide the medical care and emotional support for both our clients and their families. Our leadership team is ready to help you navigate the different stages of this next chapter in your loved one’s life.