Both hospice care and palliative care are offered to individuals with serious illnesses. In either case, the aim is to provide pain management and symptom relief - something which can be effectively done at home in many cases, for a more familiar and comforting setting for everyone. Our fully qualified team has experience in caring for patients in all stages of palliative and hospice care, and we know how important it is to provide confident and sensitive support, with a focus on managing medical needs as well as providing an emotional anchor for the whole family. Get in touch to discuss how we can help.
What Is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is used for any patient with a serious illness, and is treatment provided to relieve symptoms. Palliative care can be offered alongside curative care from medical professionals, with the focus of palliative care being to manage pain and any other symptoms which present as a result of the illness or treatment program. Our experts at San Antonio Home Health Care Services are able to talk you through the uses and advantages of palliative care if you think this might be an appropriate option for you or a loved one.
What Is Hospice Care?
While palliative care can be used for any patient, hospice care is intended for those who have a life limiting condition. Usually hospice care is appropriate if the individual is likely to have 6 months or less to live, due to the natural progression of an illness. Hospice care aims to manage pain and provide a comfortable setting for anyone who needs it, rather than to continue to try to find a cure for a disease. Through hospice care at home, people are able to access expert pain management and medication support, in a familiar environment. This can be a relief for the whole family.
We know how difficult it is if you or a loved one has a serious disease or condition, and need palliative or hospice care. Our skilled and experienced team are here to provide both the practical and medical support needed, and whatever emotional or spiritual help we can. For many of the families we work with, knowing that you have the very best of care, without needing to be in a hospital setting, lifts a huge burden. Remaining at home is oftentimes more comfortable for the patient, and makes it easier for friends and family to visit whenever they wish - which can lead to a higher level of emotional wellbeing, too.
Our Hospice/Palliative Care Service
If you or someone you love is seriously ill, you might be considering care at home, as a more relaxed and familiar setting. We can offer skilled and experienced support from our fully qualified team, whether you need support with managing pain and the symptoms of an illness, or hospice care. If you are interested in learning more about our hospice or palliative care service, our passionate team at San Antonio Home Health Care Services is waiting for your call.