Whether a loved one has been battling cancer for years or their diagnosis came on suddenly, it’s never easy to accept that the disease is winning the fight. If the time comes where you must accept that your loved one may not be in your life much longer, you should strongly consider helping ease their passing through the use of hospice care.
Once treatments stop, your loved one can experience discomfort and pain without the proper palliative care. Hospice care providers can assist in helping your loved one spend their days as comfortably as possible.
Accepting that cancer has “won” can take a big emotional toll on a person. Another large part of hospice care is the emotional and mental support provided by caregivers. Patients are offered encouraging and positive words to reduce their anxiety and stress throughout their time in hospice care.
Most hospice care programs provide your loved one with an in-home aid who will help with day-to-day tasks such as dressing, hygiene, meal prep, taking medication, and other household tasks to make your loved one’s life easier.
Aside from a terminal illness affecting the mental and emotional state of a patient, it can also take its toll on family members and friends. Hospice care workers help you cope with the impending loss of your loved one as well as provide relief for family caregivers.
At Olympia Hospice Care, our interdisciplinary team includes on-call doctors, registered nurses, volunteers, social workers, certified hospice aides, bereavement counselors, and other professionals who are ready to assist your loved one and your entire family. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you.
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