Hospice Care: Comforting Terminally Ill Patients

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Perhaps the most essential task of hospice care is ensuring patients receive compassion and comfort as they transition to the end of life. Anything that can be done to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life of the patient is what hospice nurses strive to offer. If you are reading this, you likely have someone close to you who is dying. Learn how the hospice care team at Phoenix Home Care can help make the death of your loved one as peaceful as possible.  

What Is End of Life Care?

A peaceful end of life experience may mean something different in each person’s process. One person may want to be surrounded by all the people who are important to them. Another may want a quiet environment with just their spouse or children. Maybe one patient prefers to spend their final days at home, while another prefers to receive treatment in a hospital until the very end. In short, everyone has a different view of the care and environment they would prefer as they die. 

Achieving Peace and Serenity at the End

No matter the specifics of a patient’s desires for their end of life care, every patient wants to achieve peace and serenity in their final moments. This is where a hospice care service can help. Our certified caregivers understand that each situation is unique, but we have some general goals we strive to achieve for each patient.

First, we work to provide physical comfort. There are a number of different reasons a patient may experience discomfort. They could be in pain, have trouble breathing, or experience digestive problems. Whatever the problem may be, our caregivers are expertly trained to manage and treat pain and discomfort so our patients can achieve the comfort that is so important to a peaceful end of life. 

Second, is spiritual and emotional peace. It is perfectly natural to feel anxious or fearful of the unknown. Spiritual and emotional needs are just as important as the physical. Whether through companionship or religious guidance, resources are available to patients who receive hospice care from Phoenix Home Care.

Hospice Care From Phoenix Home Care in Springfield, MO

Phoenix Home Care is committed to improving the quality of life of the patients and families that we serve. We understand exactly how important compassion and care are in the final days. Get in touch with our team to discuss the hospice care that is right for your loved one. You can call our Springfield office at 417-374-0138 to learn more.

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