Compassionate Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

A long-term care nurse offering a patient compassionate care.

The Importance of Compassionate Care

One of the most challenging times is when your loved one is terminally ill or at risk of death, and you cannot provide them with the skilled nursing care or facilities they need. In such a situation, choosing compassionate care services for your loved ones is a difficult but necessary decision. 

Compassionate care is the medical and emotional care for patients with terminal diseases and may include hospice care. The goal of compassionate care is to provide people with hope and purpose, regardless of age or the level of care they need.

The primary goal of compassionate care is to give patients a sense of dignity while respecting the patient’s privacy and wishes. It emphasizes improving the quality of life through empathy and quality care. 

Care may include personal care like feeding, cooking, dressing, and bathing. At Apollo Bath, we understand the hygiene needs of aging and terminally ill patients. Contact us anytime for customized support products for your loved ones. This is why we strive to manufacture products that can improve their quality of life while providing many other benefits.

Some of the benefits of choosing a compassionate care facility in nursing homes or hospice homes for your loved ones are mentioned below.

Providing a Homey and Comfortable Environment

An lderly woman receiving compassionate care in a comfortable nursing home.

A study by the American Association of Retired Persons found that three out of four elderly patients prefer to stay in their own homes because of the emotional attachment and comfort that provides. However, they need proper medical and emotional support. This is why places such as nursing homes or hospice homes, which are specifically designed to care for their needs, bring together a group of trained staff who can provide elderly patients with a warm, nurturing, and homey environment.

The staff consists of companions who can assist the patients with different activities such as: 

  • Reading to them 
  • Playing cards and board games
  • Listening to music
  • Scheduling visits, appointments, and outings
  • Social visiting
  • Watching movies together
  • Sharing a hobby
  • Walking around the neighborhood
  • Helping with grocery shopping

Offering Personalized Care and Support Facilities

A nurse helping an old man drink tea.

Nurses, doctors, spiritual advisors, psychologists, and trained volunteers make a perfect team to provide the best compassionate care to those suffering from illness. Some of their roles include:

  • Assessing medical history and creating a custom care plan
  • Providing hospice, senior home, or respite care
  • Providing assisted care facilities
  • Giving health education
  • Preparing and monitoring the patient’s diet
  • Provides counseling for patients and their families
  • Providing nursing treatments such as dressings, blood sugar management, tracheostomy care, etc.
  • Assisting with personal care such as bathing, toileting, and oral hygiene
  • Assisting with feeding
  • Assisting with grooming needs 
  • Assisting with self-administered medications
  • Monitoring vital signs

Lessening Your Financial Stress

There are many insurances and plans provided by the government that aids or covers compassionate care costs for eligible patients. For hospice homes, one of the financial benefits for patients with a terminal illness is that they are responsible for minimum care costs. Currently, in the US, Medicare covers all costs of hospice care for patients through the Medicare Hospice Benefit. 

Medicaid covers hospice care in most states. People with low income and assets are eligible for free benefits through Medicaid.

Ensuring Physical Health and Emotional Health Support

A long-term care nurse offering comapssionate care by helping an elderly man use a computer.

At Apollo Bath, we understand that juggling house chores, a full-time job, and caring for your loved one is not doable for the patient’s family. In such situations, opting for compassionate care provides care and support for the patient and contributes to your emotional well-being. You can find some contentment in the knowledge that your loved one is being cared for. 

There are 2 categories of activities in which elderly patients may require long-term care:

  • ADLs

Activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, getting up, using the restroom, walking, and eating.

  • IADLs

Instrumental activities of daily living include activities that are related to independent living, the lack of being able to carry out these tasks may result in dependency. IADLs include preparing meals, writing checks, paying bills, grocery shopping, maintaining and cleaning a home, doing laundry, taking medications on time, using the phone, and traveling by car or public transportation.

If these tasks are difficult to manage for your loved one, it is recommended to go for care services. 

To facilitate compassionate care, Apollo Bath has created bathing systems for the needs of long-term care and senior care patients. You can get in touch with us to find more details about our products. We have been working tirelessly for the last 40 years to achieve absolute customer satisfaction. 

We have infection control and skincare products that pair with our state-of-the-art bathing systems. Apollo Bath aims to provide hygiene assistance to those suffering from illnesses so they can live with dignity. Our bathing spas are designed to provide a relaxing and luxurious bathing experience to the elderly. These systems have germicidal and purification functions that make bathing safer. 

 Additionally, to support the compassionate care providers and allow safe indoor visitation, our disinfecting technology of bathing spas reduces the chances of respiratory infections by 35% and reduces the chances of getting urinary tract infections by 50%. 

 We have also introduced an air spa and hydrotherapy feature that can improve blood circulation and increase endorphin levels. 

We know that it is impossible to get the care you are looking for without expert help in this difficult time. This is why opting for our baths can be an excellent addition for those who need long-term care. Apollo Bath’s team would love to help you find your facility the best way to provide a positive bathing experience to those who need your care. 

We go the extra mile to make sure your purchase is custom-fit to your needs. Reach out today for a free consultation and estimate.

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