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End of Life Care in Woodland Park, CO
Learn how end of life care helps seniors and their families face the end of life with dignity.
There are many benefits to end of life care or hospice. In fact, seniors who received end of life services are six times more likely able to die with dignity in the comfort of their own homes instead of passing in a nursing home, hospital, or care facility. Further, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, "patients in hospice are less likely to be hospitalized, to be admitted to the intensive care unit, or undergo invasive procedures."
End of life care is a team-based approach to managing pain and suffering while limiting symptoms and increasing an individual's remaining quality of life once curative treatments and procedures have stopped. These special components of palliative care are generally reserved for the final six months of a person's life.
Why You Should Start End of Life Care in Woodland Park, CO
Next to pain management, perhaps the most important aspect of dying with dignity is having one's voice heard, and their wishes followed. Sadly, many seniors have severely compromised communication skills as they near the end of their life. Therefore, a critical component of end of life services is making sure a senior understands what is happening them and that the medical team understands their wishes.
While a lot of hospice care is medical in nature, there are many non-medical components to end of life services as well. This is especially important for seniors who choose to spend their final day, weeks, or months at home. For example, Comfort Keepers helps ensure a senior's personal care needs (eating support, toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing) are met while addressing housekeeping duties like laundry, meal preparation, and running errands.
In-home care providers not only reduce the level of stress and anxiety in the household, but they can improve a senior's safety, which keeps them from harm, out of the hospital, and able to spend more time with their loved ones.
End of life care is a key component to dying with dignity. For more information about hospice care in general or to learn more about the many ways Comfort Keepers can help maximize your senior loved one's quality of life, contact a senior care coordinator today.
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Office Location: 5390 Academy Blvd N Suite 230, Colorado Springs, CO 80918