At the end of your loved one’s life, you and she are likely to be overwhelmed by all of the changes she’s facing. This can be when elder care can do the most for you and your entire family, even if you’re not completely sure yet exactly what they can do for you.
Help You Both Maintain Dignity
Dignity can feel in short supply as your loved one nears the end of her life. Having someone there who understands and who can step in to intervene in a helpful manner in all sorts of situations can make a tremendous difference to you, to other family members, and to your loved one.
Offer Practical Assistance with Daily Activities
Toward the end of your loved one’s life, she’s very likely to need more help than you’ve had to provide to her in the past. That help might involve eating, walking, or bathing. Some of these activities may extend beyond what you’re able to do for your loved one, whether that is a physical or an emotional boundary for you. Having those elder care providers available who are able to take over those activities for you can be sanity saving.
Offer Respite Care
As your loved one’s life begins to near its end, you may find that you need even more respite time. This is normal, especially when you’re dealing with grief that is taking more from you in terms of time and energy even before your loved one has passed. Having elder care providers in place allows you to tend to your own needs while knowing that your loved one is safe and in good hands.
Put You in Touch with Other Assistance Groups
End-of-life care providers have experience in this type of situation while this may be the first time you’ve ever had to deal with anything like this. They can give you information about assistance groups which can help you to deal with everything that you and your family are going through.
It’s impossible to know all of your needs or your loved one’s needs at the end of her life. Luckily, elder care providers can help you determine them and meet them.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering end of life care in Norristown, PA, please contact the caring staff at Serenity Hospice today. Call (215) 867-5405.