When to Consider Hospice Care
Is Caring for Your Family Member Starting to Take a Toll?
When your family member’s health begins to decline and they can no longer perform simple tasks as they once did, you may feel that it is your duty to care for them. While you may think this course of action the best or only alternative, it cannot only take a toll on you and your family, but your loved one, as well. You may not have the skills or experience needed to provide them with the care they need and deserve. Considering hospice care can be difficult and selecting the right company can be extremely challenging. However, our team at BridgeWay Hospice is dedicated to making you and your family member’s lives easier. Not only do we provide unparalleled hospice care, but we also deeply care about the wellbeing of our patients’ families. Further, you have our commitment to communicate with you and your loved ones openly and honestly on a regular basis.
Hospice care is for patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or those who choose to forgo aggressive/curative treatment. It is a program for patients who are expected to have a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease follows its natural course.
You should consider hospice care for yourself or your loved one when….
- you or your loved one becomes more dependent while performing daily activities (dressing, eating or bathing)
- pain, breathlessness, nausea or other symptoms become more frequent and/or severe
- ER visits become more frequent
- infections and/or falls increase in frequency
- family and caregivers need emotional and spiritual support
We not only help patients feel comfortable, but we strive to keep their dignity intact for as long as possible. Don’t think of hospice as the end of the road—think of it as the beginning of a new way of life for both you and your family member. Anyone can recommend a patient for hospice care by calling our office, 24 hours a day contact us at (678) 583-2269 .