Hospice Support

At Home Care of Louisiana provides companion care, personal care, memory care, and other non-medical home care services to those with life-limiting illnesses. Our care professionals provide physical and emotional support for individuals with a life-limiting illness during the final stages of life. At Home Care of Louisiana provides options for care to assist you and your loved one during this transition. Our care professionals work alongside and support the hospice team caring for your loved one to keep them as comfortable as possible and to ensure their needs are met.

Hospice Care Providers in Greater Baton Rouge

Hospice is a special care for a patient that is focused on providing as much support, comfort, and quality care in the final stages of life once a person has discontinued curative treatment. At Home Care of Louisiana’s commitment and the overall goal is to partner with your Hospice Care provider and set up a plan that can contribute to the highest levels of compassion.  Our trained care professionals can provide the highest quality of care during their time of need and the patient with non-medical activities of daily living.

We have worked alongside dozens of local hospice companies in the Greater Baton Rouge area.  Our caregivers can prepare meals, medication reminders, light housekeeping, transportation, and companionship, as well as relieving family members.  They are also trained in the differences between Alzheimer's, dementia, and other forms of memory loss. A senior care team can come in for partial or full days, stay for an overnight shift, or we can be available for 24/7 in home care if needed.  Our home care services can be the ideal complement to hospice services. 

What is Palliative Care

Palliative care is focused on improving the overall wellness of individuals with serious illnesses. Both Hospice and Palliative Care are designed to provide comfort to the patient.  Palliative Care will support the patient in pain management as well as emotional/spiritual support.  Palliative Care begins at the time of diagnosis and while you and your medical team are actively treating the illness.  Hospice Care generally begins when treatment of the illness has discontinued. Hospice differs from palliative care, which serves anyone who is seriously ill, not just those who are dying and no longer seeking a cure. It addresses both the symptoms and the stress of living with a chronic illness. It may also involve support for loved ones or caregivers. The care received with palliative care is based on individual needs. Pallative care treatment may include alleviating symptoms, including side effects of treatment, improving understanding of illness and its progression, identifying and addressing practical and spiritual needs, helping to cope with feelings and changes related to illness, assisting in understanding treatment options, making treatment decisions, and coordinating care.

Our company will work with your hospice company to ensure that our caregivers are focusing on the client and not the disease or terminal illness. We are there to take care of the client and make matters easier to deal with the terminal illness. Whether you or your family member wants to spend their last days in the home, hospital, or a medical facility, At Home Care of Louisiana can accommodate. Our experienced and compassionate care professionals are available to provide dignity, kindness and comfort for your loved one when they need it the most.

When is it time for hospice care?

It may be time for hospice if your loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and they are experiencing frequent visits to the ER or hospital admissions, a decline in their ability to perform daily tasks including eating, getting dressed, walking, or using the bathroom, an increase in falls changes to their mental abilities, progressive weight loss, skin tears, infections, and other signs of deteriorating health. Talk with your family, your doctor and others you trust about the possible need for hospice care.  

Hospices that we work with

We work alongside many hospice providers throughout the area.  Our staff can make an introduction to ensure you receive the best hospice care our area has to offer.  Your physician will also be part of the implementation of Hospice services.

Hospice Support is a valuable service but not always an easy decision for families to make.  At Home Care of Louisiana is very family oriented and believes that caring for you or your loved one should become priority.  Having a great Hospice support team and a strong caregiver(s) can provide you and your family more time to spend with each other and to make the most out of the time you have together.

Please contact us today for a free home care assessment.

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