Burkburnett, TX, October 21, 2021 – HomeWell Care Services, one of the nation’s leading non-medical in-home care providers, has launched the Palliative Care Support and Hospice Care Support programs to help people remain in the comfort of home as they manage chronic illness or declining health. The programs offer clients a personalized schedule of in-home care and companionship that complements their palliative or hospice care plan, relieves family members from the demands of caregiving, and gives clients and families the peace of mind needed to focus on quality time together.
Increasingly, adults facing serious or life-threatening diseases are choosing to receive palliative and hospice treatment at home. HomeWell’s new programs are expertly designed for clients who make this choice, which requires support that many families can’t provide on their own. Both programs include a focus on minimizing pain and other symptoms, assistance with personal care to minimize stress, medication reminders for pain management, and emotional support for clients and their families alike.
Each client is assigned a Care Manager who liaises with the client’s palliative or hospice team, and who carefully matches clients and caregivers to best provide the companionship and reassurance that clients and families need. As part of the program, HomeWell’s Care Managers and handpicked caregivers receive additional training, guidelines, and best practices to reinforce their understanding of the complexities of palliative and hospice care.
“Aging adults and others facing serious, life-threatening diseases are choosing to spend their most challenging times and even final days where they are most comfortable: their own home,” says Michelle Cone, HomeWell’s SVP of Training and Brand Programs. “It’s incredibly important that their families have access to supportive, compassionate services. Our Palliative Care Support and Hospice Care Support programs support family caregivers when they feel overwhelmed, offering strength, comfort, and a shoulder to lean on whenever needed.”
As with HomeWell’s other special programs, which include the SureStep fall prevention program, the GoHomeWell post-hospital program and the wellbeing-focused Life Enrichment Activities Program, HomeWell agencies can deliver Palliative Care Support and Hospice Care Support wherever their clients call home, be it their family home or their assisted living community. For more information on HomeWell’s levels of care and special in-home care programs, visit homewellcares.com.
About Palliative and Hospice Care
Palliative care is comfort care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease such as cancer, dementia, pulmonary disease, liver disease, and others. The goal is to treat as early as possible the symptoms and side effects of the disease.
Hospice care is given when curative treatment is no longer the goal of care and the sole focus is quality of life and comfort and support for the patient and the family. It is provided to those with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. The hospice team focuses on quality of life through clinical, emotional, and spiritual support.