Maryland Palliative Care
If your loved one was recommended for palliative care, our Howard County assisted living facilities will be happy to accommodate. With our 24/7 awake care and almost 3:1 caregiver-to-resident ratio, we are able to provide quality palliative care for seniors in Howard County. If you live or work in Fulton, Dayton, Laurel or nearby areas, you will love the proximity of our facilities that makes it easy to stay in touch with your loved one.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is often used as a synonym to hospice and typically refers to end-of-life care. Doctors recommend palliative care to patients who have a chronic, incurable and /or terminal health condition that reduces their quality of life. For example, an incurable cancer such as carcinoid would warrant a palliative care recommendation. The pain and discomfort generated by this disease make it difficult to go about daily activities, not to mention enjoy life.
At Kenwood Care, we have experience providing palliative care to residents with serious illnesses such as:
- Heart failure
- Kidney and liver failure
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lung disease
Palliative care focuses on improving your loved one’s quality of life, rather than attempting to prolong it. There are different palliative care programs, and some work alongside life-prolonging treatments, but in our Howard County assisted living facilities we specialize in providing comfort, not cure.
What is Included in Palliative Care?
The goal of palliative care at Kenwood Care is to help your loved one make the most of every day. We make this possible by providing these and other palliative care services:
- Relief of pain and discomfort
- Relief of unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, nausea or shortness of breath
- Help with anxiety, depression and stress
- Help with insomnia
- Emotional support
- Spiritual and religious support
We can help your loved one feel in control of their life once again, as well as help them feel like they are recognized as a person and have a say in their future.
Why Choose Kenwood Care for Palliative Care
Our caregivers at Kenwood care are trained in administering most aspects of palliative care. We also have access to the best special therapists, counselors and other professionals who can provide physical, psychological or spiritual assistance beyond our expertise. We always respect your loved one’s wishes, encourage communication with family members and do our best to provide ongoing support during these tough times.
Many Howard County residents choose Kenwood Care facilities because of our live-in caregivers and high caregiver-to-resident ratio. Your loved one will see the same, familiar faces every day, which is something you won’t get in a nursing home or a large assisted living facility. This also gives our caregivers an opportunity to get to know your loved one and observe the progression of their illness closely. We will notice if something changes, whether its mood or appetite, and adjust the level of care accordingly.
Contact us today to discuss palliative care options for your loved one.