Choosing a hospice care provider for your loved one is one of the most important, and potentially nerve-wracking, processes you may go through. After all, the team you choose will help an important person in your life spend the remainder of their days as pain-free and dignified as possible.
When it comes to choosing hospice care that you can trust, here are a few things to consider.
Hospice care workers come to your loved one’s home, assisted living or nursing facility, or even the hospital they are in, so it’s essential to choose a provider that is nearby. While it may be beneficial to have the base office near your loved one’s living environment, it’s more important that the nurses who will be caring for them are close.
You should also ask your hospice care provider how big of any area their nurses cover, as the smaller the area, the more quickly a nurse may be able to get to you.
Not every hospice care provider offers the same types of care to its patients. While some providers will simply offer routine home care for several hours a day, others will provide continuous care and other forms of patient therapy, such as music and pet therapy.
Typically, the more types of care a provider offers, the better your loved one can be looked after.
A large aspect of hospice is the emphasis on palliative care and helping your loved one feel as little pain as possible. It is for this reason that you should choose a hospice care provider that has a good relationship with a pharmacy so your loved one’s medications are always on hand when needed.
At Olympia Hospice Care, we act as a hospital on wheels to ensure your loved one maintains a pain-free and dignified state of being towards the end of their life. We also offer 24-hour pharmacy service through our contracted pharmacy and are accredited by the Joint Commission and Department of Health.
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