If you or a loved one are preparing for hospice care at home, it can be a big transition. However, there are ways you can cope with the situation so you can comfortably reach this end stage of life with peace and welcoming.
Preparing for hospice care at home can be done in positive ways. Use this guide, along with the assistance of a home health care specialist and counselor, to make this life transition a joyous one for everyone.
Surround yourself with what makes you happy
Just because hospice care at home is going on doesn't mean that you can't make the environment full of what brings you joy. Whether you are the one receiving in-home hospice care, or you are the one watching a loved one receive it, fill the home with joy. This can be flowers on the table, family photos around the bedside, family gatherings happening more frequently, and other things that bring normalcy and joy to the home.
Remember what hospice brings you
Being able to take part in hospice care at home is a blessing that many people appreciate and are grateful for. Remember this: hospice care at home allows a person to go through the end parts of their life in a comfortable way, in an environment they are most comfortable in. When you receive hospice care, you get to stay in a home that you know with family members you trust, receiving the pain and medical care you need to live your best days as much as you possibly can.
If you are a loved one of someone going through hospice care, knowing that your loved one is receiving the best care possible and that they are living in as much comfort as possible brings you peace of mind. You can make hospice care at home more pleasing for your loved one by being present during their care and by helping in ways you are able and comfortable. This can foster peaceful, new memories with your loved one you can cherish and can help them feel at peace spending time with you when they need it most.
In-home hospice care allows individuals and their families going through terminal illnesses or injuries to live the best life possible in the comfort of their own homes. Explore what hospice care can bring your family and loved ones and prepare yourself for the positive experiences to come in the midst of something trying.