CareWorks Health Services
Moulton Parkway STE 103C
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
of Business: 24/7 Service
provide Medical/Non-Medical Home Health Care Helping
Seniors and Disabled Adults live independently and safely,
in the place they want most, Home
24/7. Our caregivers believe in and adopt our
Ten Commandments”, the cornerstone of success
for all our “Compassionate Companions”.
provide the most compassionate care to all individuals
- begining with newborns, hospital outpatient care to
seniors. With our dedicated and committed professionals,
our experienced team of caregivers are supported by our
diligent Support Staff making them the best in the industry.
Hospice Care – a Life-changing Decision
Care – a Life-changing Decision
As a caregiver
to a terminally ill loved one, one of the hardest decisions you
may ever need to make is regarding hospice care. It’s an extremely
difficult decision to make but once you realize that medical treatment
has gone as far as it can it’s time for the patient to be in a
place where there is warmth and caring and they can spend quality
private time together with their loved ones.
Hospice is not a place; it’s a concept about the quality of life
as it nears its end for the patients and their families and friends.
Even when medicine cannot provide a cure, it can offer comfort,
care and assistance that can help maintain a better quality of
life for the patient. Hospice care is based on the belief that
through sensitive, appropriate care and the support of a caring
community, terminally ill patients and their families can begin
to prepare to face the inevitable challenges ahead.
This type of attention, also called palliative care, involves
the aggressive treatment of physical and emotional pain and symptoms.
It focuses on enhancing a patient’s comfort and improving quality
of life for all those involved. An acceptable hospice care program
can even be provided at the patient’s home. It is built around
the idea that quality of life and a person’s dignity are essential.
The family is extensively involved in the caring and the emphasis
is on life. Hospice care enables a patient to manage pain and
other symptoms so that they can be as comfortable as possible.
Another main decision to make is who will be the primary caregiver
for the patient. If it is a family member or members then the
hospice care program should offer a respite so that the caregivers
can take much needed rest at intervals while not worrying about
how the patient is doing. The hospice care program should set
up the equipment the patient needs and train the caregiver to
administer any medication. If a skilled nurse is required, this
service may be offered by the hospice care program depending on
the kind of treatment the patient is receiving.
A recent study showed that hospice care patients were significantly
more pleased with the care they received and hospice care patients\'
caregivers showed more satisfaction and less anxiety than did
those in traditional medical care. Hospice care patients also
experienced significantly less depression throughout the process.
Do your research and make an informed decision about hospice care
for your loved one and take into account the patient’s own wishes.
Ensure that all family members are involved in the decision and
that everyone understands who the caregivers are and when each
is responsible for care. You can provide the patient with a great
deal of comfort when making this decision based on physical, emotional,
and spiritual factors.
is a Registered Nurse, specializing in in-home Hospice Care for
terminally ill patients and their families. Since 1996 she has
been helping to improve the quality of life for patients facing
terminal diagnoses and to provide support for their loved ones.