What is end-of-life care?
Northeast Professional Caregivers provides high-quality, compassionate in-home end-of-life care. Our respectful, compassionate, life-affirming caregivers can help bring more ease and dignity to our clients and their families in the final stages of life.
End-of-life care, often described as palliative or hospice care, can include a variety of support services, including helping with personal care, homemaking, and activities of daily living, supporting mental and emotional health and social needs, and managing pain and other symptoms, all aimed at improving comfort and quality of life in your own home.
You can rest assured that you are in good hands receiving end-of-life care from Northeast Professional Caregivers, as our staff works directly with your case manager, physician, and family to develop a personalized plan to support you in maintaining a higher quality of life and remaining as comfortable as possible in the private and familiar surroundings of home.
What makes someone a candidate for end-of-life care:
- You’re in need of palliative or hospice care to help manage a chronic or life-limiting illness and you’d like to remain in your home
- You’d like personalized support in managing the symptoms of your illness or condition, so that you can live at home more comfortably and with higher quality of life
- You need help with pain and symptom management
- You’d like mental and emotional support related to your condition
- You need assistance with activities of daily living, such as safely bathing, dressing, taking medications as prescribed
- You need help with homemaking tasks, such as cleaning, housework, meal prep, cooking, and laundry
- You need support getting what you need from out in the community, like grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions and filling medications
- If a family member or loved one is already serving as your primary caregiver, we can provide much needed time-off and balance for them, in the form of respite care
Northeast Professional Caregivers can provide end-of-life care in your home for as few or as many hours needed, and caregivers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our caregivers provide personalized, one-on-one assistance with end-of-life care needs including, but not limited to, the following:
Examples of in-home end-of-life care services:
- Strategies for living more comfortably with your illness
- Mental and emotional support and companionship
- Periodic relief and recovery time for your primary caregiver/loved one, if they typically provide your care
- Assistance with walking and mobility
- Dressing assistance
- Providing a stable bathing environment
- Daily medication reminders
- Meal planning, preparation, and clean-up
- Monitoring diet and food expiration
- Light housekeeping
- Laundry, ironing, and linens
- Home maintenance supervision
- Grocery shopping
- Picking up prescriptions and medications
- Evaluating the home environment for fall and injury hazards
- Other hourly services personalized to your needs
End-of-life care allows our clients to maintain more dignity, privacy, comfort, independence, and a higher quality of life by staying in the comfort of home and maintaining more of the familiar routines and activities you enjoy.
Benefits of at-home end-of-life care:
- Continue living in the safety, security, and comfort of your own home
- Receive support in managing pain and other symptoms and have a higher quality of life
- Receive compassionate, empathetic emotional support
- Continue your daily at-home routines and activities as much as possible
- Northeast Professional Caregivers works with you, your family, your case manager, and your physician to ensure care is tailored toward managing your symptoms, providing comfort, and assisting with personal care and homecare activities
- We can serve as your primary caregiver, or we can step in intermittently to give your primary caregiver self-care and recovery time
- Rest easily knowing that your loved one is in good hands with our high-quality, compassionate caregiver visits
- Professional caregivers can assess the home environment and reduce potential home hazards from falls or other injuries
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