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Hospice & Palliative Support Services

The Home Care Support You Need, When You Need It

Griswold Home Care connects clients with professional caregivers to deliver hospice and palliative support care. Palliative care focuses on making a sick person feel comfortable and is not designed to cure an illness. Hospice care is sometimes referred to as end-of-life care and is a type of palliative care for patients who are in the last stages of a serious illness and have opted not to continue with curative treatments. The purpose of hospice support is to focus on comfort, symptom relief, and emotional-spiritual support.

Caregivers offer palliative and hospice support care for patients, whether at home or in a care facility, that allows family caregivers to spend quality time with their loved one. Caregivers can assist with a wide variety of everyday non-medical services, including:

  • Companionship for the sick individual

  • Activities of daily living such as bathing, hygiene, and continence care

  • Providing social interaction

  • Medication reminders

  • Emotional support

  • Assistance with home chores

Contact Griswold Home Care today at (877) 268-3277 to learn more about hospice and palliative care services.

The Benefits of Palliative & Hospice Support Services

Palliative and hospice support services are designed to make your loved one as comfortable as possible, whether in their home or in a care facility. Often, among the doctor's visits, treatments and hard decisions, the awareness that one ultimately deserves to be comfortable can be forgotten. Caregivers want to make sure your loved one’s dignity remains intact and that they have time to enjoy more of what they love, whether that’s hobbies at home or spending precious remaining time with their loved ones. Palliative support can also help you avoid the additional costs that come with prolonged hospital stays.

Always Here for You

If you’re seeking palliative or hospice support services, we will aim to refer a professional caregiver within 48 hours from your request, if not sooner. We have nearly 40 years of experience recruiting and referring caregivers and are fully prepared to provide your loved one with the compassionate care they deserve while maintaining their dignity.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hospice & Palliative Support Services

What does hospice mean?

Hospice is a service that provides attentive care to people who are sick or terminally ill.

What is the purpose of hospice care?

Hospice support care services are designed to provide comfort, symptom relief, and emotional-spiritual support.

How does hospice work?

Hospice care is sometimes referred to as end-of-life care and is a type of palliative care for patients who are in the final stages of a serious illness and are not pursuing further curative treatments. The overall goal is to provide comfort and help maintain dignity.

What is home hospice care?

Home hospice care is when the services are brought to the comfort of your home.

What services are included with hospice support care?

There are quite a few services involved with hospice support care. They include, but are not limited to, companionship, symptom relief, emotional-spiritual support, and comfort.

When is hospice care needed?

This will be up to you and your physician. You can also check with a hospice nurse for their professional opinion. You should never be afraid to start this conversation with your medical team.

How long will hospice support care be provided?

Hospice support will be provided as long as it is needed to help alleviate any discomfort.

Can caregivers provide live-in support for hospice patients?

Yes. We can schedule a free in-home visit to do an assessment and discuss your needs for live-in or overnight care.

Do you work with hospice companies?

We work in tandem with hospice companies to ensure your loved one gets all the support they need.

What is the difference between palliative and hospice care?

This is a very common question we get. Though they are similar, they are not the same. Hospice care is a type of palliative care. Palliative care is any care that is focused on comfort and quality of life over curing an illness. Hospice is specifically for individuals in the last stages of a serious illness who have decided not to seek curative treatments.

Who pays for palliative and hospice care?

There are various ways to pay for home care support services. Give us a call to discuss rates, service and payment options. We may be able to assist you in finding funding if necessary.

Does Medicare cover hospice or palliative care?

Medicare might be an option, depending on the type of benefits you receive. Payment options are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Is hospice care free?

Unfortunately, hospice care is not free. However we will always be transparent about cost.

If you still have some questions regarding palliative or hospice care, don’t hesitate to contact our local office today at (877) 268-3277 so that we can address your concerns.

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