Palliative or End-of Life Care
Palliative care is an option for patients suffering with a terminal illness. Working alongside their other professional teams, the Survival® Caregivers can provide comfort, support, and dignity for the patient and their loved ones. The Survival® Caregiver can provide the compassionate care needed while family members are able to spend quality time with their loved one.
A Survival® Caregiver can function as part of the end-of-life care team, along with nurses, social workers, nurse care managers and spiritual counselors. Patients appreciate the support of in-home Caregivers, who allow them to feel less of a burden to family members. Most importantly, it allows loved ones to experience their remaining time in comfort and enjoy the company of family and friends. Home-based end-of-life care is a good option for seriously ill patients who prefer to live at home during the final stage of life. With end-of-life care, the focus of care shifts to the comfort of patients, as well as attending to their emotional needs and spiritual well-being. Usually, the patient will receive care from a team of doctors, nurses and others who have the specialized knowledge to reduce anxiety for them and for their family.
There are many reasons families need 24/7 care at home.
- Respite for family Caregivers
- Emotional & spiritual support
- Light housekeeping & laundry
- Meal preparation & feeding
- Medication reminders
- Post-Operative care at home