Home is likely the most familiar setting for someone who needs end-of-life care but it is a big responsibility for the family. In this difficult time, many families are torn between their regular routine and the care they need to provide to their loved one during these last days. The emotional aspects of this are far more difficult in most situations. We offer patients both medical care and emotional support during this trying time. This supportive care is aimed at ensuring a ‘dignified death’ by providing the best quality of life until the final breath and also to help the families cope with this difficult phase.
We will cover the following areas:
Physical comfort includes addressing issues like pain, breathing issues, fatigue, temperature sensitivity, indigestion and skin problems.
Mental and emotional needs include supporting the person through possible depression, anxiety, fears and other emotional concerns.
Spiritual needs are as important as physical ones and helps the dying person to sort out unresolved issues with their close circle. This can even include a social worker visit, reading religious books or listening to religious music.
Practical tasks refer to the everyday tasks to be taken care of in order to bring relief to the person and also to the family.
Our clinical team coordinates with the primary physician and the family to help plan and coordinate the best end-of-life care possible for the patient, and if needed, also consult with palliative care professionals. Our caregivers are trained to support patients respectfully and to attend to their needs with the dignity, privacy and comfort they deserve and with the human compassion that this service warrants.