Last months or years are very critical phase of patients’ lives, and they potentially bear a long-term impact on health and wellbeing of their families. It is important that to assist your loved ones in that phase of time, you should hire someone who is qualified and trained to work with terminally ill people in last phase of their lives. This task is left to end of life care providers. They help those patients through provision of rightly skilled staff to assist them in their day-to-day life management so they can live with some dignity, and when they die, they die with dignity too.
It is core objective of all end life care providers that people should be able to live quality lives after they are told that they have a certain time period left before death. The news of diagnosis of life-threatening illness can be shocking for even strongest people. It is reality of death. At that moment and onwards, someone who have worked with such people can understand their problems, emotions, psychological wellbeing and other requirements. It is why end of life care providers focus on this aspect of assistance and care to patients. Their services have evolved around illness management, reduction in pain and suffering and improvement in quality of lives.
The entire idea behind all above and other services is to help people to sustain a dignified life. Otherwise, it can be more shocking and traumatizing for them to discover the reality of their illness and the fact that would need another person’s assistance in performing even smallest tasks such as taking their medicines.
Since their families are not the ones who hold any qualification or experience in handling terminally ill patients, non-availability of end of life care can complicate things for them. On one hand they are worried about losing someone they love, and on the other, they are unable to help them out at this crucial moment of their lives. They however can have a sense of relief that when their loved ones are handled by professional care providers, they stand chance to live a better life for rest of their left time.
End of life assistance can extend their services anywhere, especially where the patient wishes to live for rest of his life and die. It can be a person’s home, a care home or even a hospital. The quality service is the same. At home a patient might feel more comfortable, but they can lack company. At a care home, they can have some company or visitors but it does not offer a home like atmosphere. It is also a decision for families to make where they want to hire an end of life carer.