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What Is Hospice Care At Home?

What Is Hospice Care At Home?

The philosophy of hospice care is to accept death as the final stage of life. Hospice is specialized medical care provided to people experiencing advanced life-limiting illnesses. It often begins during the latter stages of the disease, when treatment is no longer effective in curing or controlling it. Hospice caregivers focus on treating and managing symptoms to ensure the best quality of life and dignity during the patient's last days.

At-Home Hospice Care

Most people prefer to receive special care in the comfort of their homes instead of in a special facility. Hospice care services are delivered in the patient's residence and involve working with the primary caregiver to provide 24/7 support. While the practice is centered in the patient’s home, there are times when visiting a hospital or inpatient hospice center is crucial. 

The home team can arrange inpatient care and stay involved until they're released to in-home care. At home hospice involves providing care and support to persons in their primary residences. The hospice service provider may offer palliative care, symptoms management, respite and bereavement care, and more. Caregivers are sent to the patient’s home.

What Home Hospice Entails

Hospice service teams are healthcare professionals who work with the patient’s primary caregiver to provide round-the-clock care and support. The primary caregiver can be a family member or close friend and works with the hospice service team to develop care plans for specific needs. They also provide physical care and help with keeping symptoms records. Home hospice services may entail the following:

1.    Palliative Care & Symptom Control

Hospice services use palliative care and symptom control to reduce pain, suffering, and emotional distress. The goal is to treat or relieve different types of pain so the patient can live as comfortably as possible.

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Scheduling Home Health Caregivers Based on Your Needs

Scheduling Home Health Caregivers Based on Your Needs

Home health and hospice can improve the quality of your life despite terminal illness. You need experienced caregivers to get the best palliative care. At Ballinger Home Health & Hospice, we help people with chronic conditions and ailments live the best quality of life. Our care providers focus on safety, efficiency, and high-quality healthcare services. We also prioritize medical discretion. Here’s how to schedule home healthcare providers based on your needs:

 

1. Identify Your Needs

Hospice and palliative care services are customized to your needs. At Ballinger Home Health & Hospice, we believe your home is the best place to receive palliative care. Our services are founded on accessibility, affordability, and availability. We use a holistic approach that focuses on your needs and family. When scheduling home healthcare, you should prioritize your needs. People have unique needs, but everyone requires a convenient, flexible schedule.

Scheduling based on your needs allows you to enjoy various conveniences without compromising privacy. You can get professional help whenever you need it and give your family the break they deserve. Scheduling based on your needs allows you to enjoy other aspects of life. Ballinger Home Health & Hospice customize the schedule to fit your routine and requirements. Outlining your needs and expectations helps us customize the service.

 

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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