End of Life Care

End of life care helps individuals face a life-limiting illness with compassion and dignity. End of life care remains the best way to ensure an individual receives constant attention, effective pain management, and emotional and spiritual support near the end of their life.

LivHOME provides in-home care services to support, and graciously impact, the well-being and quality of life as someone near death. Our caregivers offer compassionate end of life care in the comfort of a home, assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospice care center.

Types of End of Life Care at Home

The different types of end of life care at LivHOME include palliative care and hospice care. In many cases, these end of life care options can be delivered at home, where your loved one is most comfortable and at ease. Let’s take a look at each service type in detail.

Palliative Care

Palliative care focuses on the prevention and relief of suffering caused by physical, psychosocial, or emotional factors. It provides not only symptom relief but also counseling and other coping strategies.

A non-medical palliative caregiver can be beneficial for those who:

  • Have a severe illness and need pain and symptom management
  • Are not receiving hospice care
  • Want to focus on comfort care, not curative care

Hospice Care

Hospice care helps individuals face a life-limiting illness as comfortably and peacefully as possible, helping them to die pain-free and with dignity. Hospice care helps to bring comfort and peace of mind to the whole person and whole family over the course of hospice.

A non-medical hospice caregiver is appropriate for those who:

  • Have a life expectancy of six months or less
  • Are already receiving palliative care
  • Want to focus on comfort care, not curative care

Why Choose End of Life Care Services by LivHOME?

At LivHOME, our non-medical home care services are overseen by credentialed geriatric care managers who will work with you to understand the situation and how to meet the needs and preferences of your loved one best.

Compassionate End of Life Support for the Individual

LivHOME caregivers can work with hospice and other home health agencies to ensure your loved one receives consistent, continuous, and compassionate personalized care. In-home caregivers can help with symptom relief and pain management, as well as emotional and spiritual support.

Comprehensive End of Life Resources for Families

Our end of life services are focused on caring, not curing, and we strive to help however we can, bringing comfort and peace of mind to the whole person and whole family during this challenging time. A LivHOME care manager can manage and coordinate end of life care resources and help find to respite care so you can focus on spending time with your loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions about End of Life Care

If your loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, it’s likely that you have many questions about end of life care. LivHOME experts will work with you to find answers, care for your loved one’s overall well-being, and bring greater peace of mind to the whole family.

Q: What End of Life Care Options Exist Besides Home-Based?

End of life care can be administered in the comfort of a home, in an assisted living/nursing facility, or in a hospice center. When choosing among these end of life care options, you will need to consider personal preferences and the limitations of your loved one’s illness or disability, as well as the availability and affordability of the facilities and agencies in your area.

Q: What is an Advanced Directive?

An advanced directive is a written statement that documents someone’s wishes regarding medical treatment at the end of their life. Advanced directives typically include a living will, which describes which medical treatments are acceptable and preferred, and medical power of attorney, which entrusts someone else to make decisions about medical care.