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ComForcare Franchises Provide Compassionate Support for Hospice Clients and Families Home care services can offer extra support for families and aging loved ones who are in a hospice care program. ComForcare home care franchises provide a wide array of home care services, and can also provide additional support in conjunction with a hospice program. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), an estimated 1.65 million Americans received hospice services in 2011. Facing the end of life is often easier in familiar surroundings, and so many people choose to be home when it is time for hospice care. The NHPCO reports that nearly 67% of hospice care patients receive services in the comfort of their home which may include a private residence, nursing home, or residential community. Being with loved ones, friends, neighbors, and pets brings comfort and a stronger sense of contentment. Professional Compassionate Care Home care services provided by ComForcare franchises provide caring, sensitive, and experienced help for hospice clients and their families. ComForcare will design a care plan that provides supportive services that complement hospice services to help each individual through the end-of-life experience in the comfort of their own home. Supplemental services include personal care and companion care to make each individual more comfortable and ease home care responsibilities for the entire family. ComForcare caregivers understand the needs of those who are nearing the end of life and those of their family. Services are available 24 hours a day so a personalized schedule can be arranged to meet the specific needs of each client. ComForcare franchises provide the following home care services to supplement hospice care: -

Assist with bathing and personal hygiene Provide skin care Turn those who are confined to bed to prevent pressure ulcers Help clients with activities they enjoy and can still do Prepare meals Do laundry Provide companionship Talk with clients about their feelings Notify the family or hospice care team when necessary.

Supporting Families Nearly one-third of all hospice patients in 2011were older than 85, and many of those individuals required assistance with daily tasks. ComForcare home care teams are available to make this final transition period one that is more peaceful and comfortable for clients and their families.


“The support of home care services gives family caregivers respite time to care for their own needs during a difficult time,� shares ComForcare Home Care President, Mark Armstrong. If your loved one requires hospice care, learn more about the ways ComForcare can support your family and your loved one during this time by visiting ComForcare online and finding a ComForcare franchise near you. About ComForcare Home Care ComForcare began in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1996 as a company dedicated to establishing a new standard in the quality of non-medical home care. After perfecting the winning formula, ComForcare began franchising and now has locations throughout the United States and in Canada and the U.K. Each independently owned and operated ComForcare office 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. ComForcare Home Care 2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-745-9700 http://www.comforcare.com


ComForcare Franchises Provide Compassionate Support for Hospice Clients and Families