It’s upsetting when you’re told there’s ‘nothing more we can do,’ by the oncologist, cardiologist, or other specialist whose been caring for mom. You’ve been taking her to specialist appointments for a couple of years and you have always hoped for a cure or recovery – until recently. Mom hasn’t been doing well. You’ve made multiple visits to the emergency department. And her care priorities are changing.
Unfortunately, you can’t change your loved one’s diagnosis. But, you can get help so they can live more comfortably and with the highest quality of life at this stage of illness.
Consider hospice care.
Hospice care is a special kind of care that provides comfort, support, and dignity at the end of life when your loved one’s life expectancy is six months or less. Hospice care isn’t for the last few days of life. It’s for the last months and weeks to maximize your loved one’s comfort, and get you all the help you need at this time in their life.
Care is provided by a team of trained professionals and volunteers, with access to caregivers 24/7 as needed to answer all your questions about your loved one’s diagnosis and symptoms.
The goal of hospice care is to help your loved one live in peace, comfort and dignity, as the hospice team controls pain and other symptoms to maintain the highest quality of life.
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Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is the best choice for hospice and palliative care in South Jersey. Consumer Reports recommends the following criteria when choosing a hospice – and
Samaritan fulfills these qualifications 100%:
Samaritan also offers complementary therapies – massage and music – to accompany your loved one’s plan of care, and specialized programs for Veterans and Catholic or Jewish members of the community
Samaritan is the extra layer of support you need to get through this difficult time. Reach out now to discuss any questions.