By debunking common misconceptions, you can learn more about how holistic care can benefit your senior loved one.
The second week of May is National Hospice Palliative Care Week. However, there are many myths about this type of care. Some people believe holistic care is only available for those nearing the end of their life, or that it only involves relieving physical discomfort.
The truth is, holistic care is a valuable resource for those who are experiencing discomfort or depression in their lives as a result of an illness or chronic condition, especially seniors. Debunking the myths surrounding holistic care can help you and your loved one understand how it can improve their quality of life. In addition, we want to help you learn how non-medical home care from Senior Home Care by Angels can work in tandem with your loved one’s holistic care plan to provide the all-around care they need.
Myth: I’m not ready to receive holistic care.
Holistic care can provide comfort and support for seniors, even if they’ve just been diagnosed with a major illness or condition. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in life, so it’s important for your loved one to discuss this option for care with their health care professional if you both feel it’s the right choice. You should also discuss non-medical home care options to complement any holistic care your loved one receives, like holistic care from Senior Home Care by Angels.
Myth: Holistic care means relocating.
The thought of relocating to a hospital or long-term care facility can be stressful for seniors who don’t wish to leave the home that they’ve lived in for years.
Nowadays, many seniors are choosing to receive holistic care at home. In fact, this can be a better option for seniors because it allows them to remain in familiar surroundings. In addition, receiving holistic care at home can make it easier to receive any form of non-medical home care that can provide the comprehensive support your loved one needs without having to move to a strange, new place.
Myth: Holistic care only involves pain management.
Although the overall goal is to provide comfort, this involves more than just physical comfort. Quality care will make sure your loved one’s emotional, social and spiritual needs are met, as well. Care providers can have meaningful conversations with your loved one, provide emotional support and treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.
In addition, when you opt for additional holistic care from Senior Home Care by Angels, we can also provide respite for family caregivers by helping out with any non-medical home care services your loved one needs. We also coordinate with medical hospice providers to make sure your loved one receives the all-around care they need.
Myth: Talking about holistic care will only stress out my loved ones.
Your friends and family want what’s best for you, so it’s important to discuss care options when you’ve been diagnosed with a major illness. Having this conversation allows you and your loved ones to research care options that will work best for you so you can remain comfortable.
Contact your local Senior Home Care by Angels office to learn more about how our non-medical home care services can complement your loved one’s holistic care.