Prioritizing Palliative Care at Home With Emoha
Palliative care at home involves a team effort for making the lives of such patients and their families better. It includes all those actions and treatments that are needed to make sure the patient suffers the least. This care includes management of pain and other physical symptoms with the regular treatment that has to happen anyway.
Palliative care is a collective effort of the doctors, nurses, attendants, the patient's family, and the patient to make the patient healthier. The primary role in this is played by nurses/caregivers. They stay beside the elder - 24/7 if the elder requires - and take care of almost every need of the patient.
Through Effective Management of Symptoms
One of the worst parts of every illness is the symptoms. These symptoms can reduce the quality of life for the elder to a great extent. For example, not being able to sleep properly may make the elder more irritated. It may worsen the other symptoms. Sleep also heals, so not sleeping will hinder the process of healing. It may even promote depression. You see, just one symptom, if not managed, may lead to a lot of trouble. Other common symptoms that need to be taken care of can be nausea, indigestion, fatigue, breathing problems, etc.
Through Holistic Care
The treatment of every illness happens because of the body. The doctors only help the body treat itself. But an ill mind, negativity around, or a bad diet and a lack of movement can make it difficult for the body to heal itself. These may damage more cells in the body than repairing the old ones. That’s why holistic health i.e., mental, emotional, and physical health - should be a priority during palliative care nursing.
Through Well-Trained & Compassionate Caregivers
Palliative care at home is all about improving the quality of life for the elder going through an awful phase of health. If the nurse or caregiver in charge of the elder, isn't well trained, compassionate, empathetic, and obedient enough to follow protocols, then it may only bring more troubles for the patient. That’s why Emoha promises nurses who know how to serve the elder the best way and most humanely.
Through Timely Care and Prompt Emergency Response
At times, there may come an emergency. The nurses at Emoha have complete training on how to respond in such situations. Also, if the back end team notices any out of control health parameters through the telemonitoring device, they notify the nurses and doctors in charge immediately. However, this rarely is the case. That's because the nurses know how to monitor and evaluate the elder’s condition in a timely manner so that no emergency arises.
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Palliative Care FAQs
Palliative care means the type of care that elders with life-threatening diseases receive. It is for patients who have incurable diseases or an irreversible medical condition. It involves a team of doctors and nurses to take care of the elders at their home with all the required equipment available.
Elders with serious illnesses like kidney failure, dementia, heart disease, end-stage liver disease, Parkinson's, stroke, cystic fibrosis, etc., are eligible for palliative care at home. Palliative care in cancer like situations is also necessary. Anyone whose life quality has degraded due to an irreversible condition must opt for palliative care at home and improve the life that remains.
You don’t want elders to suffer from pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia while going through a terrible phase of their life. Do you? But these are the things that follow most incurable and irreversible conditions. Along with troubles like nausea, vomiting, constipation, anorexia, difficulty breathing, and lots of pain, these symptoms make life hell for such patients even before their last breath. Palliative care nursing is essential to ensure a better life for these suffering elders. A life that’s a little away from trouble if not completely.
A nurse has many responsibilities to take care of while providing palliative care to your elder. She will monitor the symptoms of the condition regularly and evaluate how the health of the patient is improving. It is her job to see that proper care is being given every day. She takes care of communicating the daily reports and the evaluation with the doctors daily. If the patient needs to communicate something to the doctors or the hospital, that's her responsibility too. From the patient's medication schedule to their everyday tasks - the nurse takes care of all. She is the one who will help your elder in bathing, eating, getting on and off from the bed, going to the washroom, going for daily walks, dressing up, etc. Additionally, it is the nurse's job to ensure the patient and their family are comfortable and safe.
Palliative care nursing is merely to improve the quality of life for the elder who is suffering from an irreversible/ serious condition. It can start even before the treatment is done. Hospice care is the term given to nursing care that happens when it is sure that the person will soon take his last breath. The actions taken during both types might not be very different, as the sole purpose is to make sure the patient feels comfortable. But there is no treatment done during hospice care, as the doctors have already given up by then.
Emoha’s palliative care nursing services at home ensure comfortable care for your elder at a price that doesn’t burn your pockets. Additionally, you get a team of multidisciplinary doctors to check up on your elder and provide treatment in addition to palliative care. Also, because Emoha promises well trained, super compassionate, and skilled nurses to take care of your elder, you must consider Emoha’s services. Especially, if the elder resides anywhere near Delhi-NCR. That’s because Emoha is easily accessible for patients in Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, and Delhi. For patients in other states, we may not be able to provide palliative care at home, but our virtual assistance facilities are always available.