If you’re a caregiver, you know how tough it can be to watch your loved one face a serious illness. You often experience just as much pain and fear as they do. Unfortunately, while they have you to help ease the pain, you don’t always have another resource at your fingertips. Palliative care teams, though, may be the answer. Wondering why? Take a look.
Palliative care teams know how an illness will affect a patient right now and well into the future. Even if you spend hours each day on Google, you may still have trouble understanding what to expect, and that can leave you uncertain of the right steps to take. A palliative care team, though, will help you understand what to expect and what treatment options to select. More than anything, they’re willing to hold your hand through the decision-making process, a help many people need.
There are lots of tools available that can help you care for your loved ones. Discovering all of them, though, is tough on your own. When you need help coming up with a new routine for eating, bathing, or walking, your palliative care team will really shine. They may be able to help you learn how to dress your loved one carefully without creating additional pain. They may even be able to help guide your food selection, so you can prep meals your loved one won’t have any trouble digesting.
Perhaps one of the most important roles of a palliative care team is helping your loved one deal with his or her frustration and stress. That may mean that you don’t bear the brunt of that pain. Because they take the time to listen to patients in a way few others do, you’re going to see a marked change after each appointment. The team is also trained to notice any issues you might be experiencing too, and they can point you in the right direction to get the help you need most.
Palliative care is the right way to coordinate your loved one’s care and improve the quality of his or her life, and we can help you find the perfect solution. Contact us today to learn more.