“Comfort care is an essential part of care at the end of life. That care helps soothe a person who is dying. The goal is to prevent or relieve suffering as much as possible and to improve quality of life while respecting the dying
At the end of life, each story is different. Death comes suddenly for some, or a person hangs on, gradually fading. For some older people, the body weakens while the mind stays alert. Others remain physically strong, but cognitive losses take a huge toll. Avoiding suffering, having your end-of-life wishes followed, and being treated with respect while dying are common hopes of the aging population.
Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas—physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. This is why hospice is set up to take care of the whole person. Addressing each of person’s needs helps to truly bring comfort.” -Kaiza R., Heart ‘n Home Volunteer Coordinator
” While some of what it takes to be an effective provider is in delivering what we know to be a really good system of physical care, the additional value we bring to that system is found in elements steeped in the existential, spiritual, and relational components of care.”
-Bruce (B.J.) Miller, MD
Renowned Palliative Care Specialist
We know that pain comes in many forms. Heart ‘n Home Hospice has a team of individuals to assist patients and their families with their total comfort needs. Once physical pain is under control, the patient has the opportunity to explore their emotional and spiritual needs. The importance of spiritual care differs from person to person. We will not attempt to change, save, or fix you, but instead, assist you in healing emotionally and spiritually. We support individuals as they celebrate their own faith, develop a deeper awareness of spiritual strength, and discover the possibility for growth and healing. This is a life-changing experience that brings peace and comfort for the dying person, as well as the surviving family.
If you or a loved one may benefit from the comforting services of hospice, don’t wait. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help.