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Why You Should Hire a Private Nurse for End-of-Life Care

If you have a loved one dealing with a terminal or life-threatening disease, we know that you want to find the perfect care for them. Although you might have other family members who can care for your loved one, you may want a professional who can provide dedicated care. 40% of individuals experience end-of-life at home, which is helpful for their loved ones as it takes much less of a toll on the family emotionally (Lainlain et al., 2021).  Private nurses will support not only the person at end-of-life but also the family’s needs through the transition. It is a difficult time for all, and every family member is treated with support and compassion so they do not feel alone. Ease the pain of your loved one and lift a weight off your shoulders by hiring a private nurse for hospice care. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a professional for end-of-life care.

Provide Treatment for All 

End-of-life care differs from other medical care, as these professionals do their best to make the patient feel comfortable and not experience suffering or pain. With end-of-life care, the goal is around quality of life and keeping comfort as the center for the person and their family.  Professional private nurses understand how to deal with the changing needs of these patients so that they can provide comfortable care for both the person and their loved ones. Private nurses will help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and feeding. 

More than anything, as someone transitions closer to death, the skilled nurse will be able to perform the interventions required to ensure comfort and peace through physical positioning, medication administration, education, and support to the family.  They may also suggest or provide a variety of interventions such as using massage therapy, aromatherapy, Reiki, and even CBD therapy to help alleviate any unwanted symptoms. 

Services Are Available at All Times

In end-of-life care, complications, and pain can happen anytime. Because of this uncertainty, you might feel scared and overwhelmed. It’s easy to feel like you don’t know what to do if your loved one presents with difficult or scary symptoms. Although rushing to the hospital is an option, you might want to have a professional in your home that can attend to your loved one’s needs without going to the hospital. Going to the hospital is only more stressful for you and your loved one and can most times be prevented. 

Private nurses ensure consistent care by being present throughout the entire end-of-life journey. A private nursing team can provide uninterrupted support, build rapport with the patient and family, and will offer familiar faces during this challenging period.

Trusted for Reliable and Professional Care

Hiring a private nurse is more than helping your loved one through this difficult time. They will also help you and the entire family. When hiring a registered nurse, you will invite a professional to your home to enhance your living conditions and help you mitigate the burden of caring for someone with a life-threatening disease. These professionals understand your troubles and can attend to your loved one’s needs, helping you return to your routine and enhance your living condition. End-of-life care often involves managing complex medical conditions and specialized needs that take nurses years of training and experience to learn you should not be expected to manage this alone. Private nurses can provide the care and support that you will not even realize is missing. 

Caring for someone you love is a beautiful and noble act. However, only a few people can care for someone on their own especially as it becomes a 24-hour job. You need a break to care for yourself too. Hiring a private nurse for end-of-life care will let you sit back and be the family member again so you can reflect on the cherished memories with your loved one.   

Instead of feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you can experience comfort, support, and specialized care for your loved one and your family. With Navi, you’ll get quality care with peace of mind and a sense of security. Give us a call today for more information on our hospice care options.