Palliative Care Services
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a medical specialty for people with serious illness, it differs from hospice because it is available at any stage in a serious illness. Palliative care can be provided in conjunction with curative treatments.
Palliative care provides relief from the pain, symptoms and stress caused by such illnesses as:
- Heart Disease
- Liver Disease
- Lung Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Advanced (late-stage) Dementia
Palliative care is provided while supporting individual choices with the expressed goal of eliminating suffering and improving an individual’s quality of life.
How Can Our Caregivers Help?
Caregivers assist the palliative care providers and work with them to develop a plan of care that is consistent with the individual’s preferences and needs. Once a plan of care is in place our caregivers assist by providing personal care and assistance with other Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). These services include:
- Medication Reminders
- Light Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping and Laundry
- Transportation as needed for doctor’s appointments
- Grocery Shopping
- Other Activities as directed by the plan of care to assist the individual in living at home independently, safely, and securely.
Comfort Keepers of Portage’s core mission is to help seniors age in-place independently, however, we provide caregiving services for individuals of all ages 24-Hours a day. We also provide temporary (or respite) caregivers to families and other providers so that they can take a break occasionally. To find out more about how we can help you and your loved one call us at (269) 375-5466 or contact us online.
Comfort Keepers of Portage caregivers provide expert 24-hour in home care and senior care services for Portage and the following cities in Michigan:
Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan and Paw Paw, Richland including the Gull Lake area, Schoolcraft, Battle Creek, Bangor, Bloomingdale, Decatur and Grand Junction.