Illness and medical needs are inevitable for everyone. For some, it may take decades before an illness can become a major concern and for others not so long. It’s always important to ask yourself “what might happen if I get sick”. Medical expenses can add up quickly, and with the cost of living already so high, it is important to be prepared. However, not everyone has the same resources or can afford the appending costs that come with a long-term illness or medical conditions. Assisted Home Health and Hospice Foundation aims to help the underserved receive in-home care and Hospice care. Here are some of the services Assisted Home Health and Hospice can provide, as well as information on how the underserved can receive help from the Foundation:
Home Health Aides
Home Health Aides assist with numerous tasks that are vital for day-to-day living, such as bathing, light housekeeping, and dressing. For a healthy individual, these tasks are routine and simple, but for patients with serious health-related issues, these tasks can be uncomfortable and difficult. Assisted Home Health Aides are able to help perform these day-to-day tasks.
What do you do if you do not have the ability to pay for a Home Health Aide? Our foundation can help facilitate having an aide assist a patient when they do not have any other community resources to turn to for help.
Respite Care tends to the family members performing the responsibility of caregiver for a patient. Caring for an individual full-time can very easily be a tiring task. When you have no other resources to allow one to rest can overwhelm exhausted caregivers, as well as the patient. Respite care provides some time for the family to be able to recharge themselves and not worry about their sick relative. Assisted’s Registered Nurses are able to provide care for the patient, while the family/caregiver tends to their own needs.
Can the Foundation assist with Respite Care? Yes, one of the services our foundation offers to families that have no other options or resources is Respite Care, provided the patient is on service either with Assisted or another provider.
Hospice Care is vital for patients with a life-threatening illness. It tends to patients going through the final stages of a disease. Assisted Hospice Team’s approach to this form of care doesn’t just focus on the patient’s medical treatment, but also to the family’s needs emotionally and spiritually. Our team helps make sure to provide everyone with comfort and care.
How can the Foundation help families after a patient has passed away? Our Foundation does offer assistance with Cremation services for families that cannot afford the service. End of life costs can amount quickly and decisions often require an immediate answer. Contacting the foundation before a loved one has passed helps make sure everything is ready for the family.