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Where Can Veterans Turn When Hospice Care Is Needed?

Care for Aging Veteran’s in Bensalem PA

Care for Aging Veteran's in Bensalem PARealizing that hospice care may be necessary for some veterans, their family members might wonder where they can turn. Hospice care is not the same as general home care.

A home care aide is somebody who can assist with basic tasks of everyday life, and they may even be able to provide assistance for seniors and disabled adults getting out of bed, getting out of a chair, transitioning to another location, or even with bathing, preparing meals, and much more.

Hospice care is designed to provide comfort and maintain as high a quality of life as possible for those men and women who are in the final stages of their life. In general terms, hospice care may be necessary or recommended when a person has less than 12 months in their life.

When it comes to veterans who may require some type of assistance in this form in the comfort of their home, what happens if they can’t afford it? They may be thinking they’re relegated to relying on a nursing home or other hospital facility instead where Medicaid or other government assistance can pay for it.

In reality, there are numerous pension programs throughout the Veterans Administration that may be able to help these veterans receive the right type of hospice care at home.

What can an elderly veteran expect from hospice?

That all depends on the veteran and his physical capabilities. If a person is bedridden, they would be able to expect a hospice care provider to assist them with many general functions, including changing bedpans, turning them to avoid bed sores, propping them up if they want to have a conversation or wish to watch TV, and encouraging them to pursue whatever activities they want, within the confines of their physical capabilities.

If the veteran is mobile, a hospice care provider might provide assistance for them getting in and out of bed and doing many of the basic things a home care aide can also do. A hospice care provider, especially somebody with a great deal of experience, would also encourage the veteran to pursue various activities or other things that would lead to a higher quality of life.

Somebody who is facing the final months or even weeks of their life deserves to be as comfortable as possible. They deserve to be as pain-free as possible. This is all possible through the right type of hospice care services.

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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