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3 Ways Hospice Care Helps Improve Safety for Seniors in Need

Senior Safety in Bensalem PA

Senior Safety in Bensalem PAWhen a senior requires assistance toward the end of their life, they understand safety concerns. An elderly individual who is now counting their life in months, rather than years, they might not consider hospice unless it becomes absolutely necessary.

Hospice care is often misunderstood.

Far too many people assume hospice care is only for those individuals who are at the final days or, at most, weeks of their life. They think about hospice for bedridden individuals who may or may not be conscious and aware of their surroundings at various intervals.

Hospice care can be chosen for individuals facing the end of their life, but who are still capable of getting around and taking care of many aspects of their life. The primary goal of hospice is to offer comfort and help seniors maintain as high a quality of life as possible.

The right type of hospice care can also improve safety for some seniors at home, especially when they’re facing the final weeks or months of their life.

Here are three ways hospice care can actually make a positive difference in the life of seniors.

  1. It provides physical support.

If the senior can get out of bed for the most part on their own, there may be some mornings or afternoons when they have difficulty. Depending on their health or physical conditioning, if they sit in the same position for too long, getting those muscles moving again may be extremely difficult.

A hospice care provider or nurse may be able to help the senior get up out of a chair, out of bed, or just moving once again.

  1. It focuses on quality of life.

It’s not just about helping people remain comfortable during these final transitional weeks or months, but also maximizing quality of life.

When a senior is facing the final weeks of their life, there might be a number of things they still want to do. They might want to try a certain art form, travel, visit with friends, or speak to loved ones on the phone.

Whatever they wanted to, within reason, a hospice care provider might be able to support them in those endeavors.

  1. Spend more quality time with loved ones.

When family members, such as adult children or other loved ones are focused on doing a number of things around the house, they aren’t spending quality time with the senior. By relying on hospice care, it frees up those family members who visit to spend quality time with the senior facing the end of his or her life.

Hospice care can be a great asset for those dealing with these challenging times in life.

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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