In-home hospice is just as compassionate and comforting as a hospice center.
Home care gives you the opportunity to receive the same level of care so that you can stay in your own home, surrounded by loved ones and familiar things. The benefits of in-home hospice care are many: you have more freedom, privacy, and peace of mind than at any other type of facility; you’ll have access to all the amenities that come with staying at home (such as friends and family); it allows caregivers to work around their schedules so they can spend time with their loved ones doing what they want instead of having to go somewhere else due to their obligations elsewhere
You don’t have to give up control of your medical care when you choose in-home hospice.
You’ll still be able to decide when and how much care you’d like. You can choose the type of care, who provides it and when it’s provided. You also have the option to have a medical professional visit once a week instead of daily visits by nurses or other caregivers.
In-home hospice care can be provided on a short-term or long-term basis.
In-home hospice care can be provided on a short-term or long-term basis. Short-term hospice care is often used to help people manage symptoms of advanced illness and make their remaining time comfortable, while they prepare for their final days. This kind of care usually lasts one to six months, but could be longer if needed.
Long-term hospice care can be anywhere from several months to several years. In this situation, the primary focus is managing pain and other symptoms with medications, counseling, supportive therapy (such as massage) and other treatments that help keep the patient comfortable in his or her own home environment.