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Hospice Care at Home

Nurta Home Healthcare is a home care agency found to provide quality patient care to clients in the comfort of their homes. We focus on each client as an individual and provide assistance to family members in an atmosphere that fosters dignity, healing, independence, and ensures good and quality care at home. Our highly skilled professional staff is competent in different areas. At Nurta Home Healthcare, we are committed to meeting the home care  and personal care needs of our clients and making a difference in their lives.

Nurta Home Healthcare is dedicated to fostering individual and community health. We provide patient-focused care, recognize each person as unique and practice a multi-disciplinary approach, support commitment to providing excellent/high-quality care to patients and families in the home environment. Our commitment is to provide quality care because we understand that quality patient care equals quality outcomes. We guarantee nothing less than total quality care to our patients every time and when needed.

Have you or a loved one recently received a terminal diagnosis? Have you decided to stop treatments that could extend your life, or have they stopped working? Hospice care at home can help you live your final days as comfortably as possible, managing pain and other symptoms.

What is in-home hospice care? Who provides hospice care at home? What are the types of hospice care? How do I know if I qualify for in-home hospice care?

Here are the answers you need to help you decide whether hospice care at home is right for you or your loved one.

Understanding In-Home Hospice Care

What Is Home-Based Hospice Care?

At-home hospice care, also called end-of-life care, is care aimed at increasing the comfort and quality of life for people who have less than 6 months to live and have stopped treatments that could extend the length of their life such as dialysis, chemotherapy, or radiation.

 To qualify for hospice care at home, a hospice doctor and your doctor (if you have one) must certify that you’re terminally ill and have a life expectancy of 6 months or less.

How Does In-Home Hospice Care Work?

With hospice care at home, the patient has a primary caretaker, usually a friend or family member. In addition, the patient will have a team that works together to meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This team may include a doctor, nurse, counselor, home health aide, social worker, chaplain (if you’re religious), and trained volunteers.
According to the American Cancer Society

-“When someone enters into hospice care, they are asked to pick someone to be their primary caregiver…[who] works with the hospice team and patient to develop a care plan based on the patient's specific needs and preferences. The primary caregiver continues to be the main person to help make decisions for the patient throughout the length of hospice care.”

Hospice care is intended to make the end of your life as pain-free and comfortable as possible while also helping your family members through their grief process.

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Providing exceptional Hospice Home Care for seniors and families in Swampscott, Boston, Peabody, Salem, Danvers, Middleton, Melrose, Lynn, Marblehead, Lynnfield, Beverly, Revere, Wakefield, Stoneham, Malden, Everett, Winthrop, & Medford MA.

Home caregiver resting their hand on the shoulder of an elderly woman laying on the pillows on her bed

Home Hospice Benefits and What’s Included in Hospice Treatment

Home hospice has many benefits, all of which are tailored to your specific needs. Some benefits of in-home hospice include:

  • Services from a physician or nurse practitioner
  • Nursing care
  • Homemaker services
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Occupational therapy
  • Dietary counseling
  • Drugs to manage pain and symptoms
  • Medical social services
  • Speech-language pathology services
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Individual and family grief and loss counseling before and after the patient’s death
  • According to the authors of a study on the role of hospice care at the end of life for people with cancer:

“Evidence from large observational studies demonstrate that hospice care can improve outcomes directly and support better and more appropriate health care use for people in the last stages of cancer. Team-based community hospice care has measurable benefits for patients, their family caregivers, and health services.”

Home caregiver measuring the blood pressure of an elderly man in his bed

Who Provides In-Home Hospice Care?

Hospice care is provided by a hospice service, which has a team of healthcare professionals who work with the patient’s primary caregiver to provide support and care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What Services Does a Hospice Team Provide?

Hospice caregivers may provide a variety of services, including:

  • Nursing visits to address physical symptoms
  • Visits from a chaplain to provide spiritual comfort
  • Volunteers to provide companionship
  • Visits from a hospice aid to provide personal care such as grooming and bathing
  • Social work visits to help coordinate resources between the community, family, and hospice team
  • Bereavement support for the family after their loved one has passed away

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