Need Hospice or Palliative Care in Dallas?
Hospice Care focuses on compassionate care for individuals who because of a serious illness or condition make a choice to discontinue curative care and begin Palliative Care.
Palliative Care is care that addresses pain and symptom relief focusing on making sure the patient is comfortable at a time when the patient’s illness or condition is diagnosed as terminal. In some case, however, the patient’s disease does not have to be in the terminal stage but the patient requires palliative care.
When a patient is ready for Hospice and Palliative Care their physician usually refers the patient to a Hospice Agency or a senior care agency like Lear Senior Care Services. It is important to note that while your physician refers an agency they feel is good, the patient can interview other Hospice Agencies. It is important that you feel comfortable with the agency in charge of your Hospice Care.
Hospice Services include the following:
- Nursing Services
- Medication for controlling pain
- Medical supplies and equipment
- Medical Social Services
- Special Services for spiritual and grief counseling for patient and family
- On – going care at home during times of crisis
- Volunteers for companionship, errands or respite
- Home health aides for personal care
Lear Senior Care Services works with Hospice Agencies in Dallas. In some cases Lear Senior Care Services has a long time client who transitions into hospice care. That client often wants to continue with their familiar caregivers from Lear Senior Care Services. In that case Lear Senior Care Services co-ordinates their care with the Hospice Agency taking the Hospice Nurse’s direction on care for that client/patient.
Lear Senior Care & Hospice Agency Referrals
Lear Senior Care Services are sometimes referred along with a Hospice Agency or by a Hospice Agency when they have a patient who needs 24/7 care or family members need respite. Some Hospice Agencies while they staff a home health aide to assist with personal care do not have a roster of caregivers who can go in on longer shifts. That is where Lear Senior Care Services comes in. Lear Senior Care Services have caregivers experienced in working with hospice patients and available for up to 12 hour shifts daytime and overnight.
Hospice and Palliative Care can make a profound difference in a patient’s end of life care or in a patient with a painful debilitating illness. Often, though the patient or their families hesitate to investigate Hospice Care for fear of confronting the very painful issues surrounding end of life care. It is an individual’s personal decision to seek this treatment. Don’t hesitate to discuss this with your physician and call us at ( 214 ) 363 – 1001 for a complimentary in home visit with our director, Amy Rutledge, to discuss your options.