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Home Care Services Provide Integral Support for Palliative Care Teams ComForcare encourages families to seek support for aging loved ones by going beyond basic medical care to include a team of care specialists dedicated to supporting those dealing with the challenges of aging or a disease, condition, or illness. ComForcare Home Care is dedicated to working with seniors and their families dealing with the effects of a chronic condition or illness. The trained professional home care providers pride themselves on offering the highest quality of care to ensure the health, comfort, and continued independence of each home care client. No matter where you are in your life, it is always important to look to the future and prepare yourself physically, mentally, and financially for whatever life may bring. For some, the golden years are just that, for others, the senior years can be a time of challenge. One challenge that awaits us all is the eventuality of death. We all know that eventually our elder loved ones may experience serious illness and pass on. It is a fact of life that everyone young and old knows is coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier to talk about. For those who are prepared, though, it makes these challenging times more manageable. What is Palliative Care? Palliative care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients – this can be patients in all disease stages from those undergoing treatment for curable diseases to those nearing the end of their life. Furthermore, hospice care focuses on the care of seriously ill patients and offers a mix of medical and holistic support at the end of one’s life. According to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report, “Done right, palliative care is an enormous game-changer. It can deliver a range of medical, psychological, socialsupport, and even spiritual services to patients and family members.” The article goes on to say that palliative and hospice care have been proven to extend lives and improve the quality of the time remaining for patients and their families. This care can be imperative for helping families cope through difficult and uncertain times. What many people don’t know is that palliative care includes a whole team of professionals in addition to doctors, including a nurse, social worker, home care providers, pharmacist, chaplain, occupational therapist, musical therapist and others. Experts feel that it is not just about prescribing medicine and offering medical support; quality care is about offering support in a myriad of ways to help make the patient and family more comfortable and at ease with the situation. Educating yourself about the many resources available is the first step and an important one. Finding Help If you have questions about home care services or palliative care, feel free to contact your local hospital or home care service provider. ComForcare offers home care services for


families in all stages of life who are dealing with a chronic condition or illness and is dedicated to supporting the care of families in need of home care assistance. About ComForcare Home Care ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services to people of all ages, with offices located nationwide. Each office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated. ComForcare Home Care 2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-745-9700 http://www.comforcare.com


Home Care Services Provide Integral Support for Palliative Care Teams