When your loved one reaches the end of their life, there are a lot of decisions that you need to make. One of them is where they are going to live out their final days. Everyone involved may decide that your loved one should die at home, surrounded by their family in a place that they love. Trying to take care of your loved one in that situation can be really difficult, especially when you are trying to handle all the rest of your daily life at the same time. This is especially true if your loved one needs to have something like oxygen or IVs during those days. One way that you can manage everything is to have some live-in help from a home health care agency. There are several reasons that you might do this.
One of the reasons that you should do this is that you are going to have someone there who can help you when you need to have a break from caring for your loved one. No matter how much you love them or how much you want to take care of them, it is a very stressful time for you, and being able to have someone who is already living there who can take over for you and give you a break will allow you to catch your breath. Taking a break, even if it's just for a few minutes, will allow you to better be able to care for your loved one.
Another reason to have live-in home health care providers is that they are going to be able to monitor your loved one's medical status. They will be familiar with your loved one's medical records, and they can monitor things like how much oxygen they are using, as well as how much medication they are taking and how much nutrition they are taking in, if they are taking any in. These things can help the doctors evaluate your loved one's state and can help them adjust treatment as necessary to help your loved one to pass as peacefully and easily as possible.
If your loved one has reached the end of their life, you and they may decide that the best thing is for them to die at home, surrounded by friends and family in a place where they feel safe and comfortable. Live-in home care aides can make the process easier for you.