Right at Home East Atlanta Sponsor at Rockdale Golf Tournament
East Atlanta Community Outreach Liaison, Francine Oglesby, and South Atlanta Liaison, Jack Moon staff the Right at Home booth at the Rockdale Golf Tournament.
Talking About Hospice
During the Middle Ages, the word “hospice” described a place where weary pilgrims could stop, rest and refresh themselves before continuing on their journey. In 1967, a British physician, Dr. Cicely Saunders, began using the term to mean a new kind of care for patients who were near the end of the journey of life. Patients came not to find a cure, but for support with managing pain and maintaining their quality of life, even in the face of a terminal illness. Today the hospice movement has spread around the world.
Hospice addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people near the end of life. It also provides training, education and support for family members so they feel confident and supported in the caregiver role and prepared for the physical and emotional aspects around the end of life.
Hospice care is typically provided for a certain number of hours per week, with emergency assistance available 24/7. But when a patient lives at home, family members are left to provide most hands-on care.
Nonmedical in-home care can be a good complement for hospice services. In-home care lightens the family’s load of day-to-day tasks, allowing them to spend more time focused on their loved one. A professional in-home caregiver can:
- Provide personal care, such as bathing, dressing and grooming.
- Safely care for and position the patient in bed.
- Help the patient transfer from bed to chair and to the bathroom.
- Do laundry, provide housekeeping and make the patient’s bed.
- Pick up prescriptions, go to the grocery store—whatever helpful errands are needed.
- Prepare meals and beverages as recommended by the hospice team.
- Provide companionship and the human touch.
- Stay with the patient so family can have some respite time.
For more information on how we can assist with hospice care needs, call our office at (678) 712-6636.
We Are Here for You - #BeEssential
During these trying times, Right at Home East Atlanta wants to help and support you. We want to provide you with the opportunity to serve a population who needs you right now. #BeEssential as a Right at Home caregiver! We stand prepared to equip you with the right protection and are ready to assist as you care for seniors and adults with disabilities.
In this role, you will have the chance to:
- Make a difference
- Give back
- Earn competitive pay
- Receive Paid Training