One of the only things you may be able to control for your senior at the end of her life is how comfortable she is. Hospice elder care can help you to manage that effectively.
Understanding What Your Senior Wants Is Easier
Even if you’ve been your senior’s caregiver for many years, it can be difficult at this stage of her life to know and to understand what she needs and wants. Working with hospice elder care providers can help you to learn more about what truly helps your senior to be comfortable right now. They’re also able to help to decipher a little bit of what your senior’s doctors can do for her and help to serve as a liaison that understands.
She’s Able to Be at Home
One of the most important factors of this type of care for your senior may well be that she is able to remain at home. This is often the most comfortable and happy place your senior can be, especially if she’s been spending a lot of time in doctor’s offices or in the hospital. This can be particularly important to your senior if she’s been arguing to be able to age in place. Staying at home, around her own things, is something that can help her to feel grounded and safe.
Someone Else Is Able to Help Keep up with Smaller Tasks
There’s so much that your senior needs right now and that her care requires. A lot of those tasks add up to contribute to your senior’s quality of life, whether they seem as if they really do or not. Some of those types of tasks could include keeping up with the temperature in the room or whether a load of bedding got washed so that someone could change it. Keeping your senior clean, dry, and comfortable is so key to helping her to continue to enjoy this stage of her life.
There’s So Much More, Too
But it all goes deeper, too. There may be a lot more going on or that your senior needs help managing. If she’s immobile, then there are issues with helping her to move, both to another room if that’s necessary and in her resting space, whether that’s her bed or a comfortable chair. Having an expert to help you with that ensures that you’re far less likely to hurt yourself or your senior accidentally.
Your elderly family member can still enjoy her life, even as she’s near the end of it. The key is helping her to be as comfortable as possible and coordinating her care with her medical team.