Hospice

 

ADIA’s hospice care support team provides personal non-medical care; comfort and stand-by assist 24/7 to clients with life-limiting conditions.

 

When a medical cure is not available, ADIA provides hospice care support in the home or where the family considers home to be. The operative word is “support” to you and your family, enabling every member to focus on being a son, daughter, spouse, lover, grandchild, or friend during this sensitive time. ADIA allows you to be by their side, while hospice care experts manage tasks like incontinence care, bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping and managing errands.

 

In partnership with the hospice medical professionals, the ADIA hospice care support team strives to make your loved one feel comfortable physically, emotionally and spiritually. We work tirelessly to relieve their symptoms for the entire length of their illness as best as possible. Unlike hospice nurses, the ADIA hospice care support team provides 24/7 bedside attention and reports any changes and/or needs requiring medical attention to the hospice medical team. The role of ADIA is NOT to replace the hospice nurse or medical professionals but rather lend help and support 24/7 to the hospice medical professionals and their plan of care. ADIA becomes the eyes and ears for the hospice medical professionals and family. Typically, the hospice nurses have scheduled visits throughout the day or weeks.

 

The ultimate goal is to sustain a comfortable experience and environment during the final years and months of life, in partnership with the professional hospice nurses. ADIA works in partnership with the hospice care team, which often includes a hospice nurse, doctor, social worker and family.

 

The ADIA hospice care support team delivers:

  • A peaceful and comfortable environment as best as possible (i.e. using music and aromatherapy if appropriate)

  • Ease of pain with gentle massages of the feet, hands, back, head, and chest

  • Listening to the fears and worries shared by everyone

  • Offering hugs, understanding and stand-by assist at all times, 24/7

  • The tools to ensure maximum comfort and safety such as daily preparation of the bed, providing a walker, or transfer when needed

  • Use of indicated supplies as directed by the hospice medical professionals

  • Operation of equipment as directed by the hospice medical professionals

  • Logging medications ordered by the hospice medical professionals

  • Logging frequency of physical therapy ordered by the hospice medical professionals

  • Reporting the physical and emotional changes to the hospice medical professionals on a daily basis

  • Turning and transferring the loved one determined by the hospice nurses

  • Reading books, newsletters or personal letters to the loved one

  • Helping to write cards and letters to the loved ones

  • Greeting family and guests when visiting

  • Fulfilling the wishes of the family and loved one

  • Help with errands, activities of daily living and chores such as medication reminder, light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, incontinence care/toileting and meal preparation for family and guests

  • Help to clean closets, garages, kitchen cabinets, pantry, refrigerators, wash clothing, and pick up clothing from laundry or other home projects

Important Note: The ADIA hospice care support team is not a team of medical professionals and will not prescribe medical advice or administer medications. The ADIA hospice care support team acts as a constant presence to the medical professionals and family. Our role is to focus on the non-medical, physical and emotional needs of the loved one and family. Our main priority is to focus on the details of the core human senses of life: living, breathing, blinking, moving, touching, hearing, and existing with life and family.

 

ADIA provides expertise for those in need of Hospice care. Call ADIA today for more information 310.370.0555