There are certain medical conditions which take away the mental and physical capabilities of a person but are not life-threatening. With the help of medicines and care, the patients suffering from such medical conditions can be maintained. The other illnesses of serious nature but not immediately life-threatening require hospice services as family members may not be fully trained for the job. Such patients can be given palliative care at home.
Best advantages of home palliative care
Palliative care is designed to provide physical and emotional comfort to the patients who cannot move out of house or do the normal activities on their own at home. This care comes with benefits like:
- Emotional support to patient: The patients whose physical capabilities have diminished due to a disease can feel low lying alone in bed. Since maintaining such patients require family to work hard to arrange for resources, the palliative care can be their emotional support.
- Improvement in symptoms: The main purpose of hospice care or palliative care is to improve the condition of the patient. All the symptoms they suffer from need to be managed, if not cured completely. In the cases of dementia, cardiovascular diseases, brain stroke, etc. the patient is not able to keep up with the timings of medicines, etc. Palliative care helps ensure proper intake of medicines and following of recuperation routine.
- Improvement in quality of life: Palliative care is designed to improve the quality of life of a patient. A person who is bed-ridden with the help of palliative care can work in the direction of becoming self-dependent or least dependent on others. This is the way palliative care helps in meeting the objective of any treatment.
So, if you are suffering from any such medical condition or need help in managing any family member who is patient of any debilitating disease, you can go for palliative home care program.