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Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialized approach aimed at supporting and providing relief for individuals with chronic conditions. It focuses on managing their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being and promoting comfort. The goal of palliative care is to enhance their quality of life and bring peace of mind to their families.

Although many associate palliative care with hospice or end-of-life care, there are key differences between the two.

Hospice care is provided to individuals with a limited life expectancy, while palliative care can be offered at any time following a chronic illness diagnosis, regardless of life expectancy. Hospice services typically begin when curative treatments stop, while palliative care can be provided alongside treatments.

Palliative Care Services 

AZ Senior Helpers offers a comprehensive and holistic approach through its Certified Palliative Care program, distinguishing it from other providers. Caregivers focus on addressing a wide range of needs, including:

  1. Physical: Providing personal comfort by addressing physical concerns and managing pain.
  2. Emotional: Supporting individuals in overcoming complex emotions such as anxiety, depression, and anger, promoting positivity, wellness, and purpose.
  3. Social: Developing close relationships, offering companionship, and engaging in meaningful conversations to alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  4. Spiritual: Enhancing inner peace and purpose while helping families find peace of mind during challenging times.
  5. Cognitive: Assisting individuals in maintaining mental stimulation and engagement through activities, memory exercises, and cognitive support. 
  6. Practical: Helping with practical tasks of daily living, such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and assistance with mobility and transfers.

While AZ Senior Helpers does not provide medical services, its caregivers collaborate with your loved one’s healthcare team to deliver essential non-medical assistance. Caregivers can provide support in the home, assisted living facilities, or nursing homes.

We ensure that our Palliative Caregivers are the most OVERQUALIFIED.

AZ Senior Helpers offers a non-medical certification program in palliative care to caregivers. This program equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver compassionate comfort care, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of chronically ill individuals and positively impacting their quality of life.

Professional caregivers work alongside other care providers, which may include doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, massage therapists, pharmacists, chaplains, and home health care providers.

What Chronic Conditions Are Addressed? Palliative care assists individuals coping with various serious and chronic illnesses, including:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Dementia
  • Emphysema
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Lung disease
  • Neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, ALS, or Alzheimer’s
Benefits for Family Members

Having a compassionate AZ Senior Helpers caregiver by your loved one’s side to address their personal care needs and ensure their comfort can significantly reduce anxiety and stress for family members. With a professional caregiver attending to your loved one’s needs, you can spend more quality time with them when it matters most, providing increased peace of mind during times when you cannot be present.

Length of Use 

There is no time limitation for palliative services, which can be utilized from the time of diagnosis through end-of-life care. Services can be adjusted or discontinued as symptoms change.

AZ Senior Helpers creates personalized care plans to enhance your loved one’s comfort and well-being.