What is hospice /palliative care?

Palliative care focuses on providing comfort care to persons suffering from chronic illnesses or life threatened disease while hospice care focuses on the comfort care once the person is terminally ill and facing end of life (usually 6 months). Both Hospice and palliative care can include a team of people to help support the individual medically and emotionally. Typically the team can include nurses, social workers, spiritual support and caregiving support from a home care agency like Companion Care along with the individual’s doctors. At Companion Care we understand having a loved one diagnosed with a terminal illness can be devastating and we endeavor to make this difficult time easier for you. While you want to care for your loved ones to the best of your ability, it isn’t always possible for you to be there – and that’s where we come in.

Companion Care support for Hospice patients include services such as bathing and dressing, toileting, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, companionship and much more. We do whatever we can do to make this time easier and whether you need someone to visit your loved one once a week, or for several hours each day, we’re here to meet your needs.

How to find the right home care agency

  • Ask family and friends. Word of mouth is often the best way to find a home care agency, so if you’ve had any friends or family members who have used such a service, their advice will be valuable.
  • Read reviews and testimonials. If you’re researching home care providers, have a look through the reviews and testimonials and learn a bit more about the quality of the agency and its services.

If you would like more information about Companion Care and the wide range of services we provide, if you need advice on how to best care for an elderly loved one, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Discover why so many people choose us for home care in Kenmore. We look forward to hearing from you.