Understanding Emotional Support During Hospice Care
Facing the end-stages of life can strain even the best of relationships. Feelings of fear, anger, grief and sadness often arise, and these feelings are typically multiplied when the cause of death is an incurable illness. Salus Homecare’s Orange County hospice provides individuals and families with emotional support and strength during this difficult time.
Emotional Hospice Support Provided:
- Counseling from a medical social worker
- Social workers assisting clients in networking with and accessing community resources
- General companionship
- Bereavement services for the family after the individual has passed
As death nears, many families are faced with some tough decisions regarding end of life planning. Having a supportive professional available to listen and answer questions helps many to ease the burdens they are faced with, develop new coping skills, reduce stress and regain a sense of peace in the household.
After one of our clients passes, the need for emotional support often continues for the family. Salus Homecare of Orange County’s hospice social workers and bereavement counselors remain available to provide comfort, opportunities to reminisce and a chance for healing. This extended support is appreciated by many of our clients and part of the reason they choose to use our services.
Emotional Care FAQ's
To read more FAQs, click here. If you have any specific questions, feel free to call our 24/7 hotline at (888) 725-8742
I am not sure what to expect from my illness, and I am scared. Can you help?
Feeling scared is normal for many people facing a terminal illness. At Salus Homecare, our Orange County social workers are trained to help you to cope with these negative feelings so that they do not consume you in the final months, weeks and days of life. This can improve your quality of life and help you to feel more comfortable with the dying process.
I have young children. Can you provide them with grief counseling?
Salus Homecare’s Orange County hospice is designed to provide support to every member of the family, and this includes young children. Our social workers, chaplains and other professionals can speak to children about their concerns, and referrals can be made to community resources if necessary.
Do I have to participate in counseling and therapy?
Salus Homecare’s Orange County hospice does not require any client to participate in therapy, but many clients find that they benefit from it. If you choose not to speak with a social worker or other mental health professional, simply say so. If you change your mind at any point, the services will remain available to you.