As a provider of at-home hospice care, Provista Healthcare understands firsthand the importance of helping your loved one plan for end of life care. We understand the thought of planning your loved one’s end of life and discussing an advanced directive is a difficult topic, however upfront discomfort can save you and your family more stress and pain later on. How to Start Planning for End of Life Care The first thing you have to do is sit down with your loved one and talk about end of life care. [...]
Compassion fatigue is the result of a daily caregiving environment that provides consistent emotional challenge to a caregiver. It is the impact of emotional, physical, and spiritual distress in those providing care to another. A common symptom of compassion fatigue is an elevated level of chronic stress from caregiving, often as a result of always putting another’s needs before your own. Compassion fatigue is a very common occurrence for hospice caregivers. This can be especially difficult for someone serving a loved one in hospice care. There is an enormous amount [...]
It can be overwhelming to learn your loved one has a terminal prognosis and it’s time to consider hospice care. You may find yourself unsure what the difference is between hospice care and standard, curative care. And within hospice, what level and type of care is best for your loved one. Provista Home Hospice can help you understand hospice care and answer all your questions. What is Hospice Care? When a patient receives a terminally ill prognosis the type of health care they receive is often changed. Depending on the [...]
When choosing a hospice care option for your loved one, you will need to decide on a facility or an in-home hospice care option. There are many advantages to choosing an in-home care service. Provista Healthcare provides in-home hospice care, to improve your loved one’s quality of care and quality of life. In-Home Care is Cost Effective Provista Healthcare offers in-home hospice service. There are many ethical and quality of life reasons why you should choose an in-home service for hospice, but there is also a financial one. It’s cost [...]
Hospice care can prolong your loved one’s quality of life in the face of a terminal illness. Many family members wait too long to elect hospice service, increasing the pain and discomfort of their loved one. Use this checklist to discuss with your medical caregiver the right course of action for your loved one.