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How Will a Hospice Nurse Assist the Family?

How Will a Hospice Nurse Assist the Family?

At Ballinger Home Health & Hospice, we provide comforting and compassionate hospice care for patients as they conclude their lives. We know this can be a difficult time for the patient and their families, so our skilled nurses at Ballinger provide compassionate care and help families of hospice patients process their grief and discover a hopeful future. Here are some of the ways our nurses care for our hospice patients and families at Ballinger Home Health & Hospice:

 

Holistic Hospice

At Ballinger, we provide a holistic approach to hospice and palliative care. We account for all aspects of a patient's life in our hospice services to relieve pain and suffering. This includes their social, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.

Helping our patients maintain their quality of life means everything to us. Ballinger's experienced nurses understand that this goal also extends to close family members and caregivers. Our hospice care nurses are kind and highly trained to provide comfort and support while administering medical care under the direction of your family doctor. Our hospice nurses provide ongoing evaluations and assessments to monitor each patient's condition. They share that information with the patient's loved ones throughout treatment. This helps family members make informed decisions about the patient's physical, mental, social, and spiritual care.

All Ballinger Home Health & Hospice nurses are registered and certified for hospice care in the state of Texas. They have been well-prepared to manage the challenges that can come with hospice treatment. With this training, our nurses can help patients and family members understand the care plan and prepare for the future.

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How To Choose the Right In-home Care for Your Loved One

How To Choose the Right In-home Care for Your Loved One

In-home care allows your loved ones to get the help they need in the comfort of their homes. At Ballinger Home Health & Hospice, we focus on delivering high-quality hospice care services to our clients. Our team tailors a care plan based on each client's needs for optimal patient satisfaction. Here are our top tips for choosing the right in-home care for your loved one:

Evaluate Caregiver Qualifications 

Evaluating caregiver qualifications can help verify that your loved one receives the highest quality of care possible. This can include factors like experience, training, certifications, and references. Ask your chosen agency about their caregiver selection process to make sure you're leaving your loved one in the right hands. 

Ballinger Home Health & Hospice only works with caregivers who are well-equipped to handle your loved one's needs. Our team has undergone training in their respective fields and has years of experience working with in-home care patients. 

Assess Your Loved One's Needs 

When finding an ideal in-home care solution, determine the level of assistance your loved one needs. Some need help with personal care, others with medication management, and others with mobility support. Our team at Ballinger Home Health & Hospice comprises home health aides to help with everyday activities like cooking and bathing, skilled nurses to provide medical support like wound care and blood draws, and physical and occupational therapists to help with physical rehabilitation. This makes us an ideal choice for different patient groups. 

Consider the Flexibility of Care Offered

Your loved one may need varying levels of care depending on their ability to care for themselves. Confirm whether your chosen agency can meet your loved one's needs before hiring them. Our team assesses our client's needs before creating schedules to make sure they're well cared for. We have an on-call nurse available 24/7 to cater to your loved one's needs should an emergency occur before your loved one's scheduled time with their caregiver. 

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5 Signs It May Be Time To Hire an At-home Caregiver

5 Signs It May Be Time To Hire an At-home Caregiver

When individuals grow older or become sick, they may have challenges caring for themselves due to physical or mental limitations. Knowing when to seek professional help can provide you and your loved one with the necessary support. At Ballinger Home Health & Hospice, we have well-trained and experienced caregivers for hire. They can provide the support your loved one needs to live a happier and more comfortable life.

 

1. Memory Issues

Seniors are particularly prone to losing their memory as they age. They may forget to take their medications, the names of people and places, and dates of doctor appointments. If your loved one shows signs of memory loss, it may be time to hire an at-home caregiver. Some forgotten issues, such as taking medications or attending doctor visits, may impact their health. A caregiver can remind them when to complete these necessary tasks. 

 

2. Poor Personal Hygiene

A decrease in personal hygiene can indicate various underlying issues, such as depression or physical disabilities. Your loved one may not be bathing, brushing their teeth, handling their laundry, or changing their clothes. Caregivers can aid in all these areas, from helping them bathe and dress to handling their laundry. Proper hygiene can help seniors feel more comfortable and prevent infections. If your loved one is sick, cleanliness may promote a quicker recovery.

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Get In Contact With

Ballinger Home Health, Inc.
818 Hutchins Ave.
Ballinger, TX 76821
home.care@bhhtx.com
Phone 325-365-3889
Fax 325-365-5685
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Get In Contact With

Hospice of Ballinger  
818 Hutchins Ave.  
Ballinger, TX 76821  
home.care@bhhtx.com  
Phone325-365-2375
Fax 325-365-5484

Get In Contact With

Ballinger Home Health, Inc.
818 Hutchins Ave.
Ballinger, TX 76821
home.care@bhhtx.com
Phone 325-365-3889
Fax 325-365-5685
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Get In Contact With

Hospice of Ballinger  
818 Hutchins Ave.  
Ballinger, TX 76821  
home.care@bhhtx.com  
Phone325-365-2375
Fax 325-365-5484