End of Life Care in Savannah, GA

Supportive end of life care for your Savannah loved one.

End of life situations are very different today then they were even 50 years ago. According to the National Institute of Health, "Decades ago, most people died at home, but medical advances have changed that. Today, most Americans are in hospitals or nursing homes at the end of their lives...There is no right place to die."

End of Life Care in Savannah, GA

Thankfully, senior care organizations like Comfort Keepers give seniors a choice. While some seniors may choose to spend their finals months and weeks in a hospital setting, many more would rather go the way their forefathers went – in the comfort, convenience, and privacy of their own home. Listening to and following a senior's wishes is a large part of what end of life care is all about.

In addition to offering seniors the opportunity to age in place and spend their final moments in control of their destiny, our end of life services include communication with your loved one's palliative services provider, to make the transition from this life easier. Palliative care is care that is designed to alleviate a person's physical pain, enhance communication between a patient and their medical team, provide emotional support, and help with the grieving process. Palliative care is provided by a multidisciplinary team ranging from medical specialists, nurses, and therapists to chaplains, social workers, and nutritionists.

One of the most common fears seniors face is being alone in their final moments. For seniors who do not have family members present, end of life care personnel make sure these fears are alleviated. For seniors whose family members are there, many non-medical care services such as light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, running errands, and so forth can be performed so the family members can spend their time with their loved one instead of performing chores.

Most times, especially if a senior is spending their final time at home, a senior will want to look their best and have their house in clean, presentable order. When these tasks are not done, the senior may face great anxiety, worry, and even exacerbate their medical condition. Comfort Keepers end of life care personnel work with family members to ensure their loved one is bathed, groomed, dressed, and ready to meet those who stop by. They can also keep the house looking its best so the focus of visits can remain where they should – on the senior.

In short, there are many components to end of life care. Perhaps the greatest piece to the end of life care puzzle is the ability it gives a senior to take charge over their final days so they can pass with dignity.

Providing advanced senior care to elderly in the following areas:

Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Richmond Hill, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Tybee Island and Wilmington Island, GA

 

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