When hospice care is recommended for a loved one it is always a traumatic time. Emotions can intrude on the most stoic of persons and tempers can easily. These are stress-related reactions. In the end, there are practical, and difficult decisions that must be made. None of these decisions is more immediately important than where your loved one chooses to spend their last days. Will it be in a managed healthcare facility, or in a home hospice environment. Here are a few reasons why hospice at home should be considered:
It eases the physical burden – Undoubtedly, there are personal duties family members perform at home which would normally be conducted by the personnel in a managed healthcare facility. The burden of these tasks more than outweigh the benefit of not having to travel to and from a facility. It is easier to assist a loved one in the comfort and familiarity of home.
It is more family-friendly – Using a hospice at home solution is a family-friendly option. All members of the family and friends can visit in a relaxed and less sterile environment. Visits can last longer and be more convenient as well as supportive for caregivers. The last few weeks or months are priceless and should be spent as meaningful as possible. A few minutes spent at the right time will become a treasured memory to all.
It is more affordable – What is rarely mentioned is cost. No one wants to be remembered as the person who mentioned money, but the fact remains that hospice care costs real dollars whether it is conducted at home or at a facility. In-home care is more affordable. While it is essential to ensure the proper care to the patient, it mostly means hiring professional caregivers and the provision of medication. All other costs, such as housing and food are normal matters of daily course.
As you can see, there are benefits associated with a hospice at home solution. For more information on them and the other associated benefits of hospice at home services, please contact us at the Wings of Hope Hospice. We can be found online at WOHHospice.com or reached directly at 602-971-0304.