The pandemic has added numerous unexpected difficulties for individuals who are already reeling from the demands of taking care of a loved one with a serious health condition. Family caregivers are stuck between keeping their loved ones safe and unexposed to any additional illnesses and providing them with the support and care they need to live comfortably.
If you’re trying to balance necessary care while also protecting your loved ones, it’s important to ask the right questions of your Hospice care provider.
Here are 5 questions you need to ask during a pandemic.
- Are you accepting new patients?
Before committing to a program, it’s important that you find out if they’re even accepting new patients. Devinity Hospice staff are available to provide top-quality Hospice Comfort Care in Humble, Texas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Are you making in-patient visits?
Visits mean more care and socialization are added into the patient’s treatment, which helps ensure these individuals have the best quality of life.
- What precautions are you taking?
Hospice staff should be following all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols to ensure patients are protected while providing care.
- How are you supporting the emotional and spiritual needs of patients?
True patient-centered care will work hard to meet mental, spiritual, and psychosocial needs – even in a pandemic.
Our team works closely with patients and their families to find creative ways to provide Palliative Comfort in Texas.
- How can I best support my loved one through this?
There are hard times, and no one should be handling all these things on their own.