It used to be common practice and even an expectation that Seniors would eventually leave their homes and move into assisted living or nursing home facilities. However, with the myriad of resources and home health care services available today, many Seniors are choosing to stay in their homes, where they feel most comfortable and independent.
Working with Seniors who have Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other mental illnesses is as challenging as it is rewarding. To be able to provide care and companionship in a professional and compassionate manner for families affected by Dementia is a rare and special gift.
Palliative care is a holistic approach to health care when someone has been diagnosed with a life-threatening or critical illness. The ultimate goal of Palliative Care is to relieve patients from pain be it physical or emotional.
If you’re thinking about including Palliative Care as part of your loved one’s healthcare plan, consider what qualities to look for when you’re hiring in-home Caregivers.