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What Is Hospice Care?

Hospice care can be ideal for your loved one if they are in the final stage of a terminal illness. This care can help with pain and symptom management to reduce suffering and enhance comfort. Ballinger Home Health & Hospice can provide quality and compassionate care at home to improve your loved one's quality of life. Here's an overview of hospice services: 

Understanding Hospice Care

Hospice care focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals in the advanced stages of life-limiting diseases. This care helps to reduce pain and address the patient's social, physical, and psychological needs. Hospice services are provided by a team of medical and health aide professionals who strive to oversee that an individual's final days are spent with dignity. 

Ballinger Home Health & Hospice seeks to make life as comfortable as possible for terminally-ill patients and their loved ones. We work with a team of medical directors, home health aide staff, nursing staff, social workers, a chaplain, and volunteers. These professionals provide comfort, manage symptoms, offer counseling services, and make sure all patients are treated with dignity. 

Who Can Benefit From Hospice Services?

Anyone struggling with a terminal illness with only a short time to live can benefit from hospice services. We want your loved ones to receive the best care as early as possible. Accepting your loved one's condition can also be easier if you seek hospice services early on. 

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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:

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Ballinger Home Health, Inc.

818 Hutchins Ave.
Ballinger, TX 76821
Fax 325-365-5685

Get In Contact with

Hospice of Ballinger  

818 Hutchins Ave.  
Ballinger, TX 76821  
Fax 325-365-5484