It is a big decision to transition from aggressive health care treatment to respite care. However, several signs may be key indications that you should opt for respite care to ensure your loved one’s care instead. Some of these signs include:
- Recurrent hospital stays
Going in and out of the hospital several times a year may make the patient tired when they want to stay at home and be with their family.
- Recurring infections
As their health starts to decline so does their immune system. They may be more prone to infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and skin infections.
- Decline of levels of functioning
Being unable to do activities of daily living such as getting dressed in the morning.
- Distressing symptoms
As their disease progresses, they may experience pain, nausea, shortness of breath, and others.
- Stress on the end of the caregivers
Caring for a terminally ill family member can be a round-the-clock job without breaks for the caregivers. Availing hospice care in Southfield, Michigan, can help ease this stress and allow the family members to be more present for their senior loved one.
Are you in need of respite or nursing care in Michigan to help you care for your senior loved one? We at Universal Hospice Care Inc. are committed to improving your quality of life.
We provide other hospice care services, including social work services, dietary counseling, nursing care, and family bereavement.