There are some real misconceptions about what constitutes hospice care.
End-of-life care need not take place in a hospice center, but can be done in the familiar comfort of home.
Led by a nurse, the care is OK'd by a doctor who feels the patient is failing and has about 6 months left. A hospice agency provides RN visits, a bath aide, a social worker, a chaplain, medication and help with equipment.
People tend to think that hospice is for those who are actively dying, but at ComForCare, we've had some patients who have been on hospice care, on and off, for years. They start to fail, get better, then go through a downturn again.
Whatever the level of care needed, we can do it all, in your home. We are licensed for In-Home Care, available 24/7, our caregivers are properly vetted through background checks and drug testing, and they're required to have training.
In the beginning, our clients may simply need help with cooking, using the shower or the toilet. Further along, they may need additional pain medication, changing sheets - we can do it, 24 hours a day, up to the end of life.
With the right in-home care team, the patient's needs and comfort will be tended to, allowing family to spend quality time and create lasting memories with their loved one.
ComForCare Home Care
10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202
Tigard OR 97224