The holidays are filled with celebrating and making memories with family, but when a loved one is seriously ill there can be added stress, worry, fatigue, financial burdens, and trips to the doctor or emergency room. For seriously ill patients, hospice is one resource available to help patients and their families stay home for the holidays.
Heart ‘n Home works closely with patients and their families to ensure that patients receive the care that they need and want. We’ll help manage the patient’s symptoms, pain, medications, and needs. Our team approach allows the patient to receive the highest quality of care and support from Hospice Physicians, Nurses, Hospice CNAs, Social Workers, Spiritual Care Providers, and Volunteers. The patient and family choose which services they need and how often. This personalized support helps the patient be comfortable and lightens the load of the caregiver. We are available to you 24/7, so in a time of crisis you can pick up the phone and receive help in your home. We hope to allow families to spend more time at home creating memories this holiday season instead of sitting in the emergency room.
When you have a terminal illness, your days are filled with doctor’s visits, emergency trips, or even hospital stays. When a sick patient is experiencing pain or breathing difficulties a family may feel like their only option is to go to the emergency room. Statistics show that 20 percent of Medicare patients end up returning to the hospital within 30 days of their stay. Hospice is another option for seriously ill patients.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. We have heard this saying before and we know the truth behind it. Now is the time to prepare for the holidays. If you or someone you love is seriously ill, we may be able to help. Contact us to schedule a free visit where we can discuss your needs and the healthcare resources that may be available to you.
Let us help you stay home this holiday season.