Dealing with a loved one’s terminal illness can be a painful and confusing process. And it can be even more stressful when that person chooses to live out their final days at home, where it’s up to the family and friends to provide the right physical and emotional care.
Finding the right support during these difficult times—for both patients and their families—is crucial. It means having someone else coordinate the appropriate medical and palliative care, advocate for the patient’s needs and wishes, guide loved ones through each step of the process, and provide reassurance and emotional support.
In turn, families have peace of mind and can be fully present with their loved ones.
This is the care that RCM Health provides with its “Hospice in the Home” service. With more than 25 years of experience in hospice care, we know how to guide families through this difficult process.
Focus on the Individual
Our biggest concern is people. We focus on the needs and wishes of the patient as well as the questions and concerns of the family. To provide the best possible care, we gather as much information as we can by hosting a discovery call with the patient and the family, understanding the patient’s wishes, and reviewing the family history and legacy of the patient.
Our professionals are trained in hospice care so they can provide reliable and accurate information to families and strengthen the quality of life for the patient. This includes evaluating current and evolving medical issues to ensure proper care, assessing the quality of home care services being provided, and communicating with family members about what to expect.
Coordination of Care
One of the most difficult aspects of at-home care is the coordination of various services that the patient needs. We coordinate this care by collaborating with the homecare company and their staff, accessing provincially funded palliative care and home care services, accessing doctors qualified in MAID, and collaborating with spiritual leaders associated with the family.
We also focus on palliative care and symptom management to reduce pain and facilitate a calm and peaceful environment. This includes experiential medications to ease pain and anxiety as well as other relaxation tools, such as music or book readings.
Families have come to depend on our Hospice in the Home program because we eliminate the guesswork and the stress that comes with in-home care for a loved one. Some of our most valued services include:
To learn more about RCM’s Hospice in the Home service, call 647-350-5500 or 1-800-620-7551. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch.