In-Home Hospice Caregiver Care | An Affordable Caregiver Solution That Provides caring and compassionate care in the precious comfort of home
Choosing the right hospice care / end-of-life care for a terminally ill loved one is probably the most difficult decision a family can face. We also understand that a lot of people that need hospice care prefer hospice care at home. We understand this need for in-home hospice care and have developed plans that take care of the needs of the individual at home.
At FCP Live-In, we believe that those receiving hospice caregiver care at home deserve to live out their remaining days with dignity and respect. Because our hospice in-home caregiver plans are custom-designed to meet the specific needs of each client, you can rest assured that our experienced and compassionate caregivers will provide your loved one, as well as your family, with all of the support and assistance you require during this challenging time.
With FCP Live-In, an affordable, hospice in-home caregiver care really is possible.
Let us treat your loved one like family. Call us directly at 1(866) 559-9492.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is considered appropriate for terminally ill patients with a life expectancy less than 6 months.
During this time, the hospice team will focus on the patient’s comfort, including their emotional and spiritual well-being, rather than curing their illness. For that reason, the patient may be prescribed medications and therapies to alleviate pain, shortness of breath, and other symptoms that would otherwise reduce the quality of life and prevent interaction with friends and family during their final days.
Hospice care is also intended to help the family and can provide crucial emotional and spiritual support before and after a loved one’s death.
Types of Hospice Care
Terminally ill patients may receive one of four levels of hospice care, as defined by the Medicare Hospice Benefit:
- Routine Home Care: Provided in the patient’s residence, including private homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
- General Inpatient Care: Becomes available when efforts to manage symptoms in any other setting have proven ineffective. General Inpatient Care can be provided in a hospital, hospice inpatient facility, or nursing facility that offers 24-hour skilled care.
- Continuous Home Care: This type of hospice care is provided between 8 and 24 hours a day to manage pain and other acute medical symptoms. Continuous home care must be predominately nursing care but may be supplemented by a caregiver and hospice aide services.
- Inpatient Respite Care: Offers temporary relief to a terminally ill patient’s primary in-home caregiver. Respite care is provided for up to 5 days in a hospital, hospice facility, or long-term care facility, so long as the 24-hour nursing staff is available on all shifts to ensure the patient’s needs are met.
Options for Hospice Care
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than half of those who die in hospice receive care at home, while roughly 1/3 receive care at a nursing home, assisted living residence, or other long-term care facilities.
Most stand-alone hospice facilities offer in-home care. In such a case, a family member will serve as the patient’s primary caregiver, aided by a team of nurses, aides, a social worker, and, if the patient desires, a clergy member or spiritual advisor, who’ll make regular visits to the home. The hospice service also provides needed medical supplies, including hospital beds, wheelchairs, and incontinence supplies, usually delivered to the home, as well as any prescriptions related to pain and comfort management.
Because in-home hospice care isn’t governed by visiting hours, family and friends can come and go as they please.
Long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living, might have a hospice care team on staff, while others will contract an outside service to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients. In either case, it’s the responsibility of the nursing home or assisted living facility to coordinate with the hospice provider, handle the patient’s routine medical needs, and furnish any medications and supplies not related to the patient’s terminal illness.
Depending on the facility’s policies, family and friends may be restricted to regular visiting hours. Members of the hospice team and facility staff will be caring for multiple residents, and may not have the time or inclination to interact with or provide emotional support to a patient’s family. Finally, unless the long-term care facility contracts with multiple hospice services, the patient and their family won’t have an opportunity to choose one that best meets their needs.
In-home Hospice Caregiver Care with FCP Live-In
A quality hospice service will prove invaluable if your terminally ill loved one wishes to live out their last days at home. But as the primary caregivers, you and other family members will remain responsible for their daily care, including administering medications, physically moving your loved one, and helping them bathe, eat, and drink.
Caregiving responsibilities are always stressful. But they can quickly become too much to bear when time with a dying loved one is coming to an end.
Fortunately, you don’t have to shoulder this overwhelming responsibility alone. FCP Live-In offers non-medical support to families caring for a terminally ill loved one at home, in coordination with their hospice team and other medical providers. From assistance with bathing, dressing and other personal tasks, to help with meal preparation, shopping, laundry, and light housekeeping, our highly-trained and compassionate live-in caregivers can alleviate many of your burdens, freeing you and your family to focus on your loved one in their last precious days.
Most importantly, you can count on us to know who we’re sending into your home, as all of our caregivers undergo a strict screening and hiring process, are fully certified and provided with ongoing training.
At FCP Live-in, we understand that families depend on our expertise to provide quality care and experiences, especially at the end-of-life. If you’re ready to explore the BEST solution for hospice in-home care, call 1(866) 559-9492.
About FCP Live-In, A Leading Live-In Home Hospice Caregiver Care Provider
We have provided the ultimate, affordable solution for hospice in-home caregiver services since 1997. Our live-in caregiver agency is committed to providing a unique and customized approach to hospice in-home care, with the goal of facilitating the best quality of life for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care Caregiver company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24-hour professional support system that starts with our direct care staff in the home and expands to a multi-faceted corporate structure that is there for the client and the Live-in Caregiver at all times.
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