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Use Palliative Care to Your Elderly Loved One’s Advantage When Quality of Life Subsides

The sandwich generation is probably the first to experience dealing with elderly loved ones living beyond their minds – when seniors are unable to communicate with others and appear to be in a vegetative state. It’s the source of deep-seated emotions and sibling rivalry when it comes to difference of opinions. Do you keep your elderly loved ones alive with life support when you know their mind is clearly gone, or do you pull the plug and allow nature to take its course? According to a research study, not all patients who appear to be “vegetative” are completely unconscious. Although many patients are not able to communicate through traditional means, some studies have shown that up to 20% can respond at some level, according to an NBC News source.

It’s difficult to determine each person’s consciousness, but if your elderly loved one happens to be one of those who are still conscious but trapped inside a “dead” body, you can take a chance on palliative care to provide 24-hour comfort for your loved ones. A-1 Home Care’s 24 hour hospice care includes the following:

A live-in caregiver who works with your elderly loved one’s interdisciplinary team
Non-medical assistance with daily activities, such as bathing and personal hygiene
Relief of depression and symptoms of the terminal illness
Emotional and spiritual comfort for the care recipient and the whole family
In-home care support with meal preparations, light housekeeping, and laundry for you and your loved ones
Certified assistance with pain management and symptom control
Referral support from A-1 Home Care’s staff regarding elder care law
24-hour phone support
A-1 Home Care is here to answer any questions you may have about end-of-life care, hospice care, long-term care and round-the-clock care. Our seasoned care managers will assist you or give you referrals to other local government agencies that will assist you during this difficult time.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering such exceptional senior care services that our caregivers have gained a reputation for being among the most highly skilled and compassionate in-home care aides in LA County. We provide outstanding 24-hour elder care in various types of settings, such as hospice care, palliative care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Arthritis Care, Heart Attack Care and more. As one of the few licensed, bonded and insured home care agencies in California, we also promise you safe and secure services provided by screened caregiving staff members. A-1 Home Care protects your loved ones from scam artists and fraud so you can have a peace of mind.

For high quality palliative care, call A-1 Home Care today (877) 929-8499 or visit our website for services in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pasadena and other cities throughout LA County.

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Reviewed by A-1 Home Care

On October 30, 2020 · 10pm


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