Our services provide peace of mind and refreshed feeling of warmth, kindness, and loving care. Knowing we will be there throughout this wellness journey enables clients to go on and live happier lives. Our approach helps to build confidence in the lives of those who face hard times and just need a helping hand.
Our wonderful agency's companion Caregivers, which is unique to our agency, provide clients with opportunities to get back outside gardening, taking walks and/or wheelchair walks in the park, sitting and reading, playing board games, and visiting and talking. Sometimes, all one really needs is that person to connect with in order to befriend and share with and that is why our trained staff include Caregivers.
We also host free art, reading, and educational classes and seminars all over Houston. We help to explain to attendees the terms that are being stated. When a patient is faced with a life-altering ailment, it is a lot to have to take in all at one time. That is why we go out to the community. We explain the terminology of what is being stated, provide a better understanding, and go through client analysis. We strive to help both clients and their families understand the services that are out there available to them.
As we get a referral and receive authorization and POC (Plan of Care) from the client's Attending Physician, our team goes right to work for clients and their families. We follow the explicit instructions of the Attending Physician. Additionally, we set a monthly visit schedule with clients and Caretakers, so they will know when to expect each member of our team to come for a visit.
We also discuss the importance of Advanced Directives. Additionally, prior to providing care, we help to walk a client through the basic three divisions of supportive care. We want to ensure clients and families know what their specific care plan will include. The three types of care include Respite, Palliative, and Hospice. A basic overview is provided below.
What Is Respite Care? Respite care involves short term or temporary care of the sick or disabled for a few hours or weeks. It is also designed to provide support to the Caretaker as well. Respite provides short-term care on a planned or emergency basis in homes or hospitals/clinics to people who have been approved for temporary care.
What Is Palliative Care? Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families facing problems associated with a life-altering illness. Palliative care is provided to relieve sufferers by providing early detection, identification and assessment, and thorough treatment of pain.
What Is Hospice Care? Hospice care is designed to give supportive care to people determined to be in a life-threatening illness. It focuses on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. The goal is to enable patients to be comfortable and free of pain, so that they live each day as fully as possible.