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November marks National Home Care and Hospice Month as well as National Family Caregivers Month. This is a great time to think about and honor the nearly 2 million home care professionals in the US, as well as countless therapists, social workers, home care aides, nurses, and family caregivers who support the ill and elderly. Their support is heroic and a massive effort that provides a better quality of life for those around them. Tribute would like to take a moment to celebrate this November to acknowledge our partnership with two agencies that employ some of these professionals.
What is Home Care Health?
Home care health provides those in need with a care team who provides specialized in-home care (wherever they call home). Professional caregivers have an intimate understanding of their patient’s needs, allowing them to create individualized programs to deliver proactive care to improve the quality of life for each person. You may have also heard this role referred to as Home Health Agency.
What is Hospice?
Hospice care is a special kind of care that focuses on the quality of life for people experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Tribute Senior Living provides our residents’ assisted living and memory care, including everything from personal grooming to advanced memory care. We are fortunate to partner with some exceptional industry experts, allowing us to provide our residents with the full continuum of care. We salute Elara Caring and Anchor of Hope, our care partners, for all the expertise and assistance they provide not only to our residents but our staff as well.
Elara Caring is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care. They provide the highest-quality comprehensive care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care, palliative care, and behavioral health.
In addition to traditional home health services, Elara also provides a behavioral health component. This additional level of care addresses how our daily cognitive habits affect our overall well-being, emotions, biology, and behavior. Elara Caring is the expert in this field, that we partner with and rely on to help develop an action plan to promote recovery when our residents require a more comprehensive assessment or if their families desire additional education.
Some of the outstanding services they provide are;
- Patient and family education for medication and condition management
- Individualized patient & family daily engagement action plan and recovery calendar
- Case management and care coordination
- Specialty programming, including opioid and substance use recovery and depression/anxiety
- Evidence-based screening tools
- …and more
If you or a loved one is experiencing signs of behavioral health issues, check out this screening tool to see if you would benefit from home health care.
Much like Tribute, Anchor of Hope is a privately owned, small business, who prides itself on providing compassionate and individualized care. Their mission is to provide exceptional end-of-life care to those affected by life-limiting illnesses and terminal diseases. Once it has been determined that curative medicine interventions are no longer plausible, Anchor of Hope provides quality of life and comfort, whether in one’s home, hospital, or care facility.
Most people would agree that they’d prefer to spend their final years, weeks, or days at home, but frequent medical emergencies can sometimes cause them to miss that opportunity. This is why it is important to learn about hospice care. It’s never too early to start the conversation. Here are some signs that it may be time for hospice care for your loved one;
- Frequent hospitalizations
- Reoccurring infections
- Loss of desire to eat (leading to significant weight loss)
- Rapid decline in health over the last six months
- Shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting
- Uncontrolled pain
- Decreasing alertness increased sleeping or mental confusion
Because of our partnership with Anchor of Hope, we have the provision of hospice care in place for our residents and work with them and their families to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Providing the elderly or ill quality of life while attending to their immediate needs is no easy task. Its organizations like Elara and Anchor of Hope that help ease this emotional experience. Although we are grateful for our partnership with them year-round to help celebrate Home Care and Hospice Month, we are especially thankful for their continued support of our community.
Contact Tribute Senior Living
At Tribute Senior Living, we are here to help you with all your assisted living and memory care needs. Taking care of the elderly can be difficult, so our staff is here to help by providing our expertise and the expertise of those we partner with to guide you through this demanding and confusing process of choices that you must make on behalf of your loved one. Contact us today at 972-978-3999 to learn more about our services.