If you have a loved one who needs some extra care, you may wonder what your next steps are. Some people consider home health care for senior loved ones, while others wonder if hospice is the right option.
So, which is right for your loved one? These are some things to know.
What Is Hospice?
To understand whether your loved one needs hospice or home care, you need to know what hospice is.
If you have an elderly family member who is thriving in their own home, you may be probably reluctant to suggest switching to an assisted living environment, particularly if your senior seems firmly committed to aging in place. Aging in place simply means that the senior stays in their own home instead of entering an assisted living facility, nursing home, or moving in with relatives. Many prefer this option because it allows them to retain connections with neighbors as well as with their greater community with the help of part-time caregivers.