Keep an Eye out for These Home Care and Hospice Triggers

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Keep an Eye out for These Home Care and Hospice Triggers

Home Care and Hospice Triggers

 

When Home Care Can Help

 

Everyone ages and as we get older sometimes we might need some help to remain living independently. If you are one of the millions of Americans looking after an aging parent of loved one, your family may benefit from Home Health Care. Keep an eye out, does your loved one often experience one of the following home care triggers?

 

  • History of falls
  • Frequent ER visits
  • Frequent calls to the hospital
  • Difficulty managing a chronic illness
  • Decrease in ability to move around
  • Use of 5 or more medications
  • Change in weight or appetite
  • Feelings of depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty managing daily activities

 

When it’s Time to Call Hospice

 

Oftentimes we are under-prepared when someone we care for is stricken with a life limiting-illness. The news can leave us worried or scared about the care our loved one will receive. Even when there is no cure, there is much healing that can take place. There is a common misconception that hospice means death. In actuality, hospice celebrates life! It has been shown that hospice and palliative care prolongs life and comforts patients from symptoms. Hospice may be able to help if your loved one is chronically-ill and experiences one or more of the following:

 

  • Frequent Falls
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Difficulty bathing or grooming
  • Increased ER visits or calls to the doctor
  • Ongoing pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of Breath with minimal exertion
  • Infections that don’t go away or that return often
  • Feelings of confusion or depression

 

If your loved one is experiencing any of the above Home Care or Hospice Triggers, consult with their doctor or medical provider to determine if home care or hospice is the right choice!

 

 

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