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What Does Hospice Mean for Seniors Who Want to Be Home?

Hospice Care in Bensalem PA

Hospice Care for Seniors in Bensalem PAA senior who may be facing the final weeks or months of their life may prefer to remain in the comfort of their home. More people today prefer to remain in their house, even if that means they are limited on the options they have available to them, especially with regard to home care.

When a senior has either given up treatment options, no longer has a desire to go to chemotherapy or radiation for cancer treatments, and is basically given a specific date or number of months they can expect to live, hospice care maybe the next thing to discuss.

What does hospice care offer?

A lot of people assume hospice is just for men or women who are in the final days of their life. They may return home to receive hospice care after being in the hospital for several weeks fighting pneumonia, congenital heart failure, or even cancer.

Some people assume that a hospice care professional is only intended to make the person comfortable during the final days or weeks of life. In reality, hospice can certainly do that, but it can offer a lot more as well.

Some people are more than capable of attending to their own basic care, but maybe facing unexpected challenges in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Some of these challenges can cause them difficulty getting around the house, doing certain activities they want to enjoy, and more.

The main priority of hospice is to maximize quality of life and comfort for those individuals who are in the final stages of their life. It doesn’t have to be just for somebody who is bedridden, most of the time unconscious, and requires direct nursing care almost around-the-clock.

When a senior wants to remain home, if they have a spouse or other family members willing to help out, they could put them in an uncomfortable situation. Those family members may need to assist the senior into the bathroom, onto the toilet, the cleanup, to get into and out of the shower, and more.

A hospice care provider, including a hospice nurse, would be in a much better position to offer the kind of support while also helping the senior and his or her family maintain their relationship as best they can.

No one wants to say goodbye to loved ones, but when they are facing their final months, hospice can be an incredible way to provide dignity, comfort, and a maximum quality of life for those seniors and other adults facing this difficult journey.

If your aging loved one is in need of Hospice Care in Bensalem, PA please contact the caring staff at Serenity Hospice. Call today!(215) 867-5405

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Michael Drew

Administrator at Serenity Hospice PA
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.

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