Hospice Care in Wausau, Stevens Point & Surrounding Communities: Helping Your Family with Compassion
Posted: 3/20/2019 8:46 AM by
Whether you know someone who has experience with hospice care, or you only learned about this form of care when a caregiver or doctor recommended it for your loved one, there is a lot to think about before you make this transition. For many families in Wausau, the very idea of hospice care is often upsetting because it means a relative's recovery is unlikely. At Interim Hospice & Palliative Care of Wausau, our care professionals are fully aware of how complicated this time can be for our clients.
How Hospice Care Can Help Your Family
A client may decide to transition to hospice care when they no longer have any treatment options that can cure them, or when the pain, discomfort, and other side effects for treatment are keeping them from living life the way they wish to. Hospice care is a highly specialized treatment for people with terminal conditions that is focused on improving their quality of life, often by managing their discomfort and allowing them to spend more meaningful time at home with the people they love.
A hospice care team can include nurses, therapists, trained volunteers, medical administrators, medical social workers, and other professionals. The many services that full under hospice care include:
- Pain and symptom control
- Assistance with daily activities
- Providing medical supplies
- Pharmaceutical guidance
- Support and training for family caregivers
- In-home nursing
These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so your loved one — and the rest of your family — can receive exactly the care they need precisely when they need it. At Interim Hospice & Palliative Care of Wausau, our hospice care services also include specific support for family members as they work through many complicated emotions about their loved one's condition. This includes counseling while their loved one receives care, as well as an extended bereavement program.
Learn About Our Home Care Services in Wausau
Interim HealthCare of Wausau offers several home-based care services to support seniors and their families in the Wausau area, including our personalized hospice care. If you live in Wausau, Stevens Point, and surrounding communities, contact us today at (715) 842-7707 to discuss our services and arrange a free in-home consultation for your family.