Hospice Caregiver Support Services | Caregivers Support, Resources, & Assistance

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Hospice Caregiver Support Services | Caregivers Support, Resources, & Assistance

Resources for Caregivers

It can be gratifying and difficult to navigate the role and obligations of caregiving. You may take care of your loved one while also taking care of yourself with the assistance of the hospice caregiver support services and resources listed.

We educate you on how to assist your loved ones while you are not around, in addition to treating pain and symptoms, dispensing medications, and giving personal care. We can take your loved one on outings or watch over them while you take a break. Additionally, we’ll be available to assist you with more mundane tasks like completing insurance paperwork or locating neighborhood services. We provide psychotherapy and emotional assistance for those trying moments.

Your most difficult queries and problems will be handled by our caring staff. We have been there before, and we will be there for you as well. Nobody asks to provide care. Although our employees are here to help, it can be a lot of work. At Oasis Hospice & Palliative Care, our goal is to provide solace and support to patients dealing with serious illnesses as well as their families. Making sure patients and caregivers have access to the data they require to make comfortable and knowledgeable decisions about their treatment is one way we can do this.Hospice Caregiver Support Services

Caregiving Difficulties

Taking care of a loved one who is getting hospice care is something that many people view as a responsibility, calling, or even a privilege. Hospice care at home requires the assistance of family members. The hospice model of care relies on additional caregivers outside of the medical staff, whether they are paid caregivers or unpaid family and friends.

Caregiving is Rewarding But Challenging.

Anxiety, guilt, wrath, despair, and anticipatory grieving are common struggles for carers. Caregiving obligations could grow as the patient in hospice care deteriorates, and caregivers might discover they have less time to look after their own physical and mental health. They might not get enough food or sleep, and over time they might become exhausted, lonely, burned out, or ill themselves, making caregiving challenges.

Thankfully, hospice care is designed to offer hospice services and assistance to hospice care patients and their unpaid carers who carry out these crucial caregiving responsibilities. As part of routine care for the patient and their support system, hospice staff handles many of these caring difficulties.


 How Hospice Can Assist

When a loved one has a limited life expectancy, family members and other loved ones are sometimes thrown into the role of caregiver with little preparation or information about what to expect. Even if they have been giving care for a long time or for a chronic condition, the transition to hospice care is a new and frightening experience.

Hospice team members understand that family caregivers may feel unprepared and work with them to build a care plan, provide information, and answer concerns. Caretakers are also provided practical guidance, suggestions, and tactics to help them manage their position as caregivers, such as medicine administration, feeding, and assisting the patient with personal cleanliness. Caregivers can contact Oasis hospice or the grief support Agrace care staff at any time if they have a question about supporting a loved one, worry, or need advice on hospice patient care services.


Self-care is essential.

It is critical to developing strategies to care for both yourself and your loved one. Eating correctly, getting adequate rest, and, if time allows, exercising frequently all contribute to a sense of well-being and improve overall health. If you have a network of relatives and close friends nearby, you may wish to take turns caring for your loved one in hospice care. Consider accepting offers from family, friends, or neighbors to cook, clean, or shop; assisting will likely be as rewarding to them as it is to you. Don’t be reluctant to solicit assistance from neighbors and friends, who are generally willing to assist if they know what is required.

Some carers may find it necessary or advantageous to engage additional help from agencies that provide supplemental caregiving through licensed practical nurses or certified nursing assistants if they have the financial means to do so. Families may also hire death doulas, who support the individual in hospice and assist unpaid carers with practical problems. If you desire and can afford additional caring assistance, make sure to discuss it with the hospice so they are aware of such plans.

Because caregiving can be difficult, it is critical to managing your stress. Massages, walks, warm baths, and conversing with friends are just a few methods to pamper yourself and relieve stress.

Reading books and websites about caregiving, joining a caregiver support group, or seeking counseling may be beneficial. Some support groups provide phone or internet access, allowing you to be at home with your loved one. These exercises allow you to communicate your emotions, concerns, and ideas. They also provide an opportunity to talk and learn how others deal with similar difficulties. Counseling, whether in a group or individual setting, also provides the comfort of knowing that others can support your mental health at this difficult time.


Take a breather.

Caregivers frequently work erratic hours and have limited time “off.” It’s not so much a question of “if,” but more of “when.” You can start looking for people who are willing to step in as

Hospice Caregiver Support Servicescaregivers on a regular basis so that you can relax. The hospice should be able to supply an adult volunteer who can come by for an hour or two each week to help you with other duties or simply rest.

If a longer break is required, or if there is a sudden change in the household that means that caregiving support is temporarily challenged (e.g., hospitalization of the primary caregiver due to sudden illness), speak with your hospice provider about arranging for respite care, which provides care for the patient outside of the home, usually in a local nursing home or hospice inpatient facility for up to five days.

Caregiving Assistance Support Services for Stress Relief

The vast majority (80%) of hospice patients’ care is supplied by unpaid informal carers, who are frequently family members. They may be in charge of anything from household administration and economics to medical and personal care. Giving this type of care to a loved one near the end of life can lead to increased stress, health concerns, and a lower quality of life.


Hospice social workers assigned caregivers identified as in need of further assistance to a special initiative that paid treatments not covered by hospice and that the family could not afford. There were no limitations on the services that may be ordered. The Pearlin role overload measure (ROM) was used, and the family chose a service provider from a list of recognized agencies. The ROM was re-administered when the service period was over. The usage of the hospice respite benefit by any hospice patient during the course of this study was compared to utilization prior to the start of the investigation.


Providing Hospice Care

Compassionate caregivers at Oasis are available to provide emotional support for customers by alleviating worry and stress. Caregivers can also relieve families of daily responsibilities such as light housekeeping and meal preparation, allowing them to focus on their loved ones. We offer personalized care in a variety of settings in addition to respite and companion care. This includes the following:

  • Assistance with bathing and showering
  • Baths in bed
  • Oral hygiene Grooming
  • Care for the toilet and incontinence

Skilled nursing care is also available here at Oasis as well as Agrace Hospice care, for the medical needs of hospice care if permitted by state law. You can also find grief support groups through our hospice resources and care services.


4 Types Of Support Services

Companionship Care

You’ve customized your home over the course of your life to be just how you want it. You’ve established routines that feel comfortable. However, as you become older, you may find it difficult to stay up. You might have difficulty doing domestic duties or getting about town. We want to make sure you don’t have to struggle with the day-to-day with our Companion Care services.
Oasis Hospice caregivers assist you with almost any type of care so that you can live peacefully at home. More importantly, via the care benefits of social connection, our caregivers encourage healthy living and well-being. This could include:
  • -Housekeeping 
  • -Wellness Care
  • -Senior Mobility Services
  • -Health Affirmations

Personal Health care

People frequently take things for granted, such as climbing stairs, maintaining personal cleanliness, and even getting out of bed in the morning. However, as you become older, these problems might become huge challenges. In many circumstances, loved ones believe that placing their elderly relatives in nursing facilities is the only option. Caregivers from Oasis Hospice can provide personal care with decency and respect, allowing the home to be a place of comfort rather than aggravation. This includes the following:
  • -Mobility Support 
  • -Cleanliness
  • -Mobility Support 
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Nursing Assistance

When a loved one suffers from serious and persistent 
health concerns, you may believe that the only care alternative is assisted living or a nursing facility. However, the familiarity and comfort of home can make a significant impact on one’s quality of life. Fortunately, we provide competent nursing care that can assist in meeting your family member’s medical needs at home. It’s high-quality, one-on-one medical care without the hospital. Best of all, Oasis’ experienced healthcare specialists are hand-picked to meet your loved one’s specific care needs. These caregiver services may include the following:
  • -Medication Regulation 
  • -Nursing Services
  • -Care Supervision  

Specialized Care

Nobody knows what the future holds, making it difficult to plan. When someone dear to you has specific care needs, you may feel befuddled and unclear about what to do next. That is typical. It is critical to rely on personnel with the necessary abilities and experience at these times. Even though every care situation is different, Oasis Hospice caregivers are not only educated to be prepared, but also to help you cope, so you can rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.

Call us at (773) 941-4838 for additional care information on how we can assist you.

End-of-life care-What Is It?

End-of-life care or Hospice care refers to the support and medical care provided in the days and weeks before death. This type of care does not occur solely in the seconds before the heart stops pumping and breathing stops. Older adults frequently have one or more chronic illnesses and require extensive care in the days, weeks, and even months before death.

hospice support for relaxation techniquesDepending on the person’s preferences, needs, or decisions, the end of life may seem different. Some people want to die at home, while others prefer to be treated in a hospital or institution until the very end. Many people prefer to be surrounded by family and friends, yet it’s typical for individuals to leave when their loved ones aren’t around. There are steps you can do to maximize the likelihood of a peaceful death for your loved one, including following their hospice care desires and treating them with dignity while they are dying.

People who are dying, in general, require care in four areas: bodily comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual requirements, and practical chores. Of course, the dying person’s family requires assistance with both practical responsibilities and emotional pain. There are plenty of ways and service options offered to help patients and family members reduce anxiety and more during these times.

Help for Hospice Patients’ Families

Agrace’s training will assist you in making your loved one more comfortable at home while they are receiving hospice care. The information provided below will also be beneficial. To jump to caregiving themes that interest you, click or tap areas on the green menu above.

For advice at any time of day or night, contact Oasis Hospice & Palliative Care at (773) 941-4838 or visit Agrace.org.

  • Pain or other symptoms are worsening.
  • You are concerned about a change.
  • You require prescription modifications or refills prior to your next hospice team visit.

Here’s what you can do to support a hospice patient with common symptoms:

  • Pain management will increase your comfort at the end of life and provide you with more good days together.
  • Constipation: How to obtain relief from “going to the bathroom” problems, including a printable bowel tracker
  • Anxiety: Feeling uneasy or nervous during hospice care is typical; here’s what you can do to help.
  • Arousal and Moodiness: Try these calming techniques if a hospice patient gets restless, upset, or tense.
  • Weariness: Strategies for increasing or conserving energy during times of fatigue (lasting tiredness).
  • Heart Disease Symptoms: Use our care guide and symptom tracker to help improve fluid build-up, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, exhaustion, and other symptoms.
  • Care recommendations for relaxing and reassuring a person who is disoriented due to illness or medicines.

Oasis Hospice can provide you with all of these support services by contacting us through our website or by calling today. The Agrace care team also offers these services as well as the Agrace grief support. Our goal is not to be the largest home care, but to be the finest. Comparing ourselves to our peers is the most appropriate approach to gauge that standard. Oasis accomplishes this by speaking with our clients and caregivers, as well as those of other firms around the country.