The goal of hospice care is to provide comfort and optimal quality of life for your loved ones as they enter the end-of-life phase. With this, you need to be selective in finding the right people to handle your loved one’s care.
Typically, hospice programs offer the same basic services for patients and their families, but of course, the quality of care they provide differs. So how do you choose the best one for you?
- Assess Their History and Reputation
How long have they been in the business? How do they hire their employees? You can ask these questions during your initial session with the hospice organization. You can also go through websites online for reviews on the organization, so you’ll have an idea as to what to expect.
- Ask Them Detailed Questions About Their Care Services
Do they create an individualized care plan for your loved one? Are they hands-on in educating family members about the patient’s condition? We encourage you to list down all your concerns and questions about their services before your discussion, so you can save time and get a general idea as to how they will be as a care partner.
- Pay Attention to Your Impressions During Your Interaction with the Staff
Once you’ve spoken with the representatives of the hospice provider, try to observe how they are around you. Were they good at communicating? Were they empathetic to your situation?
Are you still having trouble finding a hospice caregiver?
Dunamis Home Care of Massachusetts provides hospice and home care in Worcester, MA for terminally ill patients and their families.
We also provide respite care in Massachusetts should primary caregivers need a short-term break from their duties.