Hospice is a special form of care that requires a doctor’s order. To qualify, a person must be in the advanced stages of their disease, specifically in the last six months of life. If these requirements are met, hospice care for Alzheimer’s patients can begin as soon as your loved one is ready. All you need to do is let your doctor know you would like to receive hospice care, and they will begin the process. When you’ve done everything you can do, it is the one thing you can still do to improve their quality of life and make the most of the time remaining.
Hospice for Alzheimer’s Disease
Compassionate Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients
At Interim HealthCare, our staff are specialized medical professionals trained in Alzheimer’s hospice care. With more than 50 years of experience caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, we know how to help. Our team of clinicians has a proven history of excellence in providing compassionate care that improves a person’s quality of life during late-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Through it all, our focus is keeping your loved one comfortable and relaxed so you can spend your remaining time together with reduced pressure and stress.
When is the Right Time for Alzheimer’s Hospice?
Supported by Staff Who Are Trained in Alzheimer’s Hospice
Using the GEMS® dementia classification model and Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care program, our team members create a care plan that meets your loved one where they are on their cognitive pathway. Even if your loved one is experiencing a highly reduced level of ability, we’ll find ways to introduce appropriate activities and interactions to make each day meaningful.
Experts in Alzheimer’s Hospice Since 1966
Family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s often struggle with the many acute needs of the disease in its late stages. Our highly coordinated hospice team is specially trained to address the medical and psychological symptoms of late-stage Alzheimer’s in a supportive environment that gives your loved one dignity and meaning. When you entrust your loved one’s care to Interim HealthCare, you provide them with the support and resources they need to remain comfortable. As a family caregiver, you’re also giving your family access to bereavement specialists, social workers, community volunteers, and more resources designed to relieve stress and maximize your time together with your loved one.