Types of Care

29 03, 2023

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients at Home: Everything You Need to Know

2023-04-14T13:57:00-04:00Categories: Health, Hospice Care, Types of Care|

Cancer is a devastating disease that can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. The diagnosis of cancer often brings with it a lot of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. It is difficult to manage how to cope with a terminal diagnosis. Patients with cancer often experience a variety of physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms that can greatly affect their quality of life. Palliative care is an approach that can help cancer patients manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. In this article, we will discuss the different aspects of palliative care for cancer patients at home and answer some of the most common questions related to this topic. At what stage of cancer is palliative care needed? Palliative care can be provided at any stage of cancer, regardless of the stage or prognosis. It is not just for patients who are at the end of their lives, but also for those who are undergoing treatment and experiencing symptoms. Palliative care can help manage symptoms such as pain, nausea, and fatigue, as well as provide emotional support and assistance with decision-making. How long are cancer patients in palliative care? The length of time that cancer patients receive palliative care can vary greatly depending on their individual needs and circumstances. Some patients may receive palliative care Read More

1 12, 2022

4 Ways Comfort Care Can Benefit Your Loved One

2022-12-07T18:34:31-05:00Categories: Health, Hospice Care, Types of Care|

Life can be a rollercoaster ride—full of surprises and shocks, and you experience various ups and downs. Unfortunate events such as a diagnosis of a terminal illness, when the treatments stop producing any improvement and the symptoms intensify over time, can be heartbreaking. The patient and their loved ones start realizing that there is not much time left, and they prioritize comfort over treatment. Therefore, they resort to hospice or comfort care to improve the patient's quality of life for the remaining time. Below, we have discussed comfort care and listed the top five ways it can benefit your loved one! What is comfort care? Comfort care can hold a different meaning for someone diagnosed with a terminal illness. For instance, they may stop undergoing the treatment due to its potential side effects, or they may want to be in the presence of their loved ones as they try to deal with the fact that the end of life is approaching them. For most people, comfort care means being surrounded by comfort and love. How can comfort care benefit your loved one? Comfort care can benefit your loved one in the following ways: It gives great value to their final days or weeks: It is challenging to decide to transition your loved one to comfort care. Read More

31 08, 2022

Should a Family Member be the Primary Caregiver During Hospice Care?

2022-10-04T05:55:00-04:00Categories: Hospice Care, Seniors, Types of Care|

When someone you love receives a diagnosis of terminal illness, or is given a prognosis of limited life expectancy, life changes drastically for everyone involved - not just for the one who is ill. Someone who may have lived much of their life as the primary caregiver for others may now find themselves needing someone else to be the primary caregiver for them. This can be a difficult adjustment for your loved one. It can be equally difficult for you if you are trying to arrange how to best provide for their daily care during end-of-life. While navigating the non-stop waves of emotions that can overwhelm you and leave you drained, you still have to ensure that the increasing daily demands for the palliative care of your loved one are being met. Who should be the primary caregiver for your loved one? The question is, who will be responsible to provide the care your loved one needs? Should the care be provided by the spouse or another family member, or is it best to seek outside hospice care services? There are many things to consider when trying to decide who the primary caregiver should be. While there may be different requirements related to the nature of the particular illness, we will cover some of the key Read More

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