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What Do You Most Need to Know about Hospice Elder Care?

No one person needs the same thing at the end of life as every other person. These are unique situations that demand much in the way of care and attention. You might find that it’s time to look into how hospice elder care can help your senior the most right now. These are just some of the ways they can offer assistance.

It Offers You More Help and Support

As your senior continues to age, her needs change and can be more difficult for you to manage on your own. With the help of hospice elder care, you’ve got hands-on help with tasks that have either become too complicated for you or that have multiplied uncontrollably. That support can be invaluable when you’re feeling even more overwhelmed than ever.

Care Is about More than Medical Treatments

Hospice elder care can help you and your senior with some medical procedures, but this is not where the help and support end. You and your family have emotional needs during this time, too. Hospice elder care providers can help you to find the other support professionals that you and your family need in order to manage what’s happening now and in the near future.

You’ve Got More Options

There may be other options that this type of care can help with, too. Hospice elder care providers can work with your senior’s medical team to determine what treatments can be done at home. There may be far more options available than you might have suspected. It often just takes having an open mind to learn more.

Quality of Life Is the Focus

This isn’t about your senior’s life ending, really. This type of care is focused on helping your elderly family member to have the best quality of life possible at this stage of her life. That covers a lot more ground than you or she might expect and she may need this type of care for a while. Talk to both your senior’s medical team and to the hospice service to determine what they can do to best meet your senior’s unique needs during this time.

This is not an easy time in your senior’s life or in your caregiving journey. So much might be changing right now and there’s a lot going on emotionally. Do what you can to take care of both of you, which means exploring how these services can serve you most.

If you or an aging parent is considering hospice elder care in Upper Darby, PA, please contact the caring staff at Serenity Hospice today. Call (215) 867-5405.

Michael Drew, LNHA

Michael Drew LNHA is the administrator of Serenity Hospice PA, servicing the greater Bensalem and Philadelphia areas. In this capacity, he leads and inspires the company’s mission of providing quality and compassionate end-of-life care and supportive services for patients and their families, and to enhance their quality of life. Michael’s hallmark is his genuine concern for patients and his dedication to meeting their needs.
A veteran of providing quality healthcare, Michael has served with distinction in a variety of leadership capacities for nearly two decades, notably as administrator for several Skilled Nursing Facilities in New Jersey. Known as an innovative and solution-oriented individual, Michael has his finger on the pulse on new trends and concepts in providing quality care.