Ballinger Home Health Connection
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.
Our company offers hospice care for people diagnosed with cancer, dementia, Alzheimer's, end-stage liver failure, advanced-stage kidney failure, heart disease, and any other life-limiting disease. We urge potential clients to seek hospice services months before a patient reaches their final stages of life for an easier transition from hospital life to hospice care.
Where Are Hospice Services Provided?
Most hospice care companies provide their services at patients' homes for added comfort. They can also offer services in medical or caregiving facilities if needed. Ballinger Home Health & Hospice provides hospice services at patients' residences because we believe that the home is the most accessible, convenient, and affordable option for patients and their loved ones. We also have contracts with a few surrounding nursing facilities and hospitals, and can offer our services in these facilities.
What Do Hospice Services Include?
Hospice care can involve symptom management, in-home care, family care, spiritual care, and bereavement care. Our company offers holistic assessments and symptom management services through our skilled nurses, who are available 24/7 to help with palliative care. We also work with home health aides to offer compassionate care at home, a chaplain to offer spiritual support, and social workers to provide family care and emotional support. Ballinger Home Health & Hospice offers families grief counseling and bereavement support for thirteen months after a patient passes away.
Enroll in a Hospice Program
Hospice care can improve a patient's quality of life and help them spend their last days with peace and comfort. This care also has the potential to prepare and help family members work through their grief.
Ballinger Home Health & Hospice works to provide high-quality, safe, and effective hospice services to patients in their residences. Our compassionate and dedicated staff works closely with family members to provide optimal quality of life. Contact us to learn more about our hospice services.