A Peaceful Way Home Care’ compassionate caregivers deliver the practical and emotional care for hospice care support and palliative care support for the client and the family.
What is the difference between hospice and palliative care?
This is a question we are sometimes asked by family members when a loved one is severely ill.
While the objective of both hospice and palliative care is pain and symptom relief, the prognosis and goals of care tend to be different.
Hospice care is compassionate comfort care without curative intent; the client no longer has curative options or has chosen not to pursue treatment because the side effects outweigh the benefits.
Palliative care is compassionate comfort care with or without curative intent. It is begun at the discretion of the physician and client at any stage of an illness (terminal or not), at diagnosis, during curative treatment and follow-up, and at end of life. Palliative care provides relief from the symptoms and physical and mental stress of a serious or life-limiting illness.
Palliative care doesn’t mean someone is giving up. It just means that the focus is on receiving effective pain relief that allows the client to live comfortably, and with the goal to maintain quality of life so the client may live a meaningful way.
Palliative care is most often provided in a hospital, but is sometimes provided in the client’s home. Depending on a client’s health, the client may need palliative care occasionally or continuously. Interdisciplinary teams deliver both hospice and palliative care. They address physical, emotional and spiritual pain, including such common worries as loss of independence, the well-being of the family and feeling like a burden.
A Peaceful Way Home Care provides Hospice Care Support and Palliative Care Support
Our caregivers support medical professionals to meet the challenges and difficulties present for those who are dealing with chronic diseases and acute illnesses in Los Angeles South Bay homes. Our caregivers are dedicated to providing clients with the best possible in-home care to help the clients live as comfortably as possible. We can help with meals, bathing, dressing and medication reminder.
Our Care Manager is available by telephone 24/7.
Quality of life is just as important as the length of our clients’ lives to us.
Are you or one of your loved ones receiving hospice care or palliative care and you need additional caregiver support in the Palos Verdes, Torrance or surrounding South Bay area? Please contact A Peaceful Way Home Care to discuss how can help you.