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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Palliative Care Services

My grandmother is in palliative care and is doing quite well. A nurse comes to her house once per week, her doctor makes house calls and visits her once every six weeks. She also has a sitter who comes in and talks with her and keeps her company while my mom gets out for a few hours each week. Mom also has a social worker that she can talk to when she needs advice. Then, there’s the chaplain who comes to pray with Nanny, and the dear lady who comes by and gives her a bath three times per week. She even had three weeks of physical therapy that has helped her tremendously in becoming able to do some simple selfcare. We did not know this type of care was available, much less that insurance covers it. Here is an article that tells more about this service.

Palliative care is specialised health care of dying people which aims to maximise quality of life and assist families and carers during progressive illness and continues after death.

Palliative care, also called comfort care, focusses not on death, but on compassionate specialized care for the living. Complete palliative care programs also address mental health and spiritual needs. The focus is to make the person feel in control of their treatment and their quality of life. Palliative care involves family and friends, who also need to be prepared for the death of someone they love. When people enter a hospice or begin palliative care, their loved ones may begin to experience increased feelings of grief and bereavement. These feelings may intensify as people put final affairs in order, which may include funeral and memorial planning. Other issues that need to be considered are power of attorney arrangements, and the right to die, including voluntary euthanasia.

Read more here..

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