Home health care is a valuable resource for seniors and families. Home health is healthcare provided in the home by a nurse, physical, occupational or speech therapist (or a combination of providers) to help loved ones during an injury, illness or chronic health condition.
When an elderly loved one stops progressing while under the care of home health, many times hospice is the next most appropriate care option.
At Blue Water Hospice, we understand that every situation and individual is unique, especially when facing a challenging prognosis. It is our goal to evaluate the situation for each individual to meet their needs and provide the appropriate care at the right time.
We recommend considering hospice when a loved one experiences:
- Frequent hospitalizations or trips to the ER
- Rapid decline in health even with supervised medical treatments
- Decreased desire to eat, drink or significant weight loss
- Declining alertness
- Uncontrolled pain
- Inability to handle unsuccessful medical treatments
If family members feel that a loved one is ready to transition from home health to hospice, contact Blue Water Hospice for a consultation. Our nurses are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide after-hours admissions so care can begin immediately.