Although the terms palliative and hospice are often used interchangeably, they are in fact different. Hospice is typically defined as care of the terminal or dying person, usually with life expectancy of six months or less. Whereas, palliative care is supportive care for clients with a wide range of needs, regardless of life expectancy.
At Senior Homecare by Angels, we view palliative care as a philosophy of support services. This is not a ‘program’ we admit our clients to, but is in fact how we support all our elderly clients. The Senior Homecare by Angels Palliative Program was developed to train our caregivers to provide elderly care that is supportive, soothing, comforting, and attends to the physical, social and spiritual needs of our aging clients.
Through or continuum of care services, we are able to provide quality, competent, and supportive care the enriches the lives of those we serve.
Senior Homecare by Angels has adopted a palliative care philosophy that integrates best practices to effectively support our clients and their families.
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