Comfort Keepers End of Life Care in Scarborough, ME
Find out how end of life care can help families make the most of their time with an ailing loved one.
When a senior loved one receives news that they are in the final months of life emotions run high for everybody involved in their life. Most seniors want to spend these last moments in the comfort of their own home with their family, friends, and other loved ones. Sadly, there is a great deal of care that is required as seniors near the end of their life and family member are often not trained, equipped, or able to provide it. Too often, this results in the senior being moved to a nursing home or skilled care facility. Other times, people watch their loved one die in pain or distress because appropriate end of life care was not provided. Thankfully, these situations can be avoided.
End of Life Care Helps Scarborough, ME Families
Comfort Keepers end of life care provides support and assistance that seamlessly integrates with hospice care to maximize a senior's quality of life and dignity. Care is provided in the senior's home and is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
Hospice focuses on a senior's comfort by addressing pain management and other palliative care needs. Comfort Keepers end of life care helps family members reduces stress and anxiety by taking care of daily living tasks and household chores. This allows loved ones to spend their time together instead of worrying about all of the things that need to be done. Beyond this, many seniors do not want their family's final memories of them to be bathing or providing toileting support. Therefore Comfort Keepers end of life care provides for personal care and hygiene needs as well.
With Comfort Keepers, end of life care goes beyond a senior's final moments. After a senior has passed, emotions are high but there is still a lot of work to be done. Comfort Keepers can help with many of these emotionally and difficult tasks, such as organizing and moving personal items, cleaning, and preparing meals for the family and friends who remain.
In short, the end of a loved one's life is never easy, and end of life care does not take away the sense of loss or shorten the grieving process. What it does do is maximize the quality of time family members have with their loved one prior to their passing while helping to preserve the memories and dignity of all involved.