Hospice care was developed as a care solution for terminally ill patients. Usually family members are involved in care services when a senior or someone younger is terminally ill. Medicare does provide for hospice care services for seniors and provides certified nursing aide caregivers, social workers and registered nurses to visit the home to assist with the senior's care needs. Family caregivers often do not realize Medicare will pay for hospice care services for seniors to help support them. Yet the support of hospice can make a difficult situation a little easier to manage.
Hospice will also assist with the emotional aspects of terminal illness for both the senior and their family and for professional caregivers, along with bereavement care. In addition, hospice will provide a Certified Nursing Aide to assist with tasks such as bathing. My grandmother moved in with my Aunt when she became terminal with cancer. While my Aunt wanted to provide for her care, it was exhausting. She appreciated the regular check -in visits by the hospice staff. The hospice Certified Nursing Aide assisted her with bathing assistance visits and the Registered Nurse gave her feedback on the progression of the cancer.
Hospice care may begin as soon as someone is diagnosed as terminally ill. There are many companies which provide hospice care and your medical doctor can usually provide a referral.
Learn more about hospice care services directly from the hospice foundation. http://www.hospicefoundation.org/
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