Caring for the terminally ill isn’t a simple job. Being a palliative care specialist involves not only a great deal of expertise in various medical fields, but also touch of humanity. Here at Holding Hands Hospice, in addition to being experts in our field, we also focus on our patients dignity and quality of life.
Here are 4 things to look for in a Hospice Care Provider –
- Medical Qualifications – The best care providers know the ins and outs of your loved one’s medicinal needs, and how to respond in times of emergency. Don’t settle for anything less than a certified professional, whether they’re a nurse, therapist, aide, or anyone else.
- Professional History – See if they’ve received positive reviews from families & friends in the past. Also check to make sure that they’ve done a thorough vetting of their employees. You don’t want to leave your ailing loved ones in the hands of workers with questionable background.
- Mission and Vision Statement – A clear mission or vision statement, can give you an idea of how they view the work that they do. Providers, who care, will take the time and make the effort to align themselves under a shared sense of responsibility for their patients.
- Personal Accounts – Exercise due diligence and interview everyone who’ll have a direct hand in caring for your ailing loved one. This can range from the nurses who’ll be conducting home visits to the people at the other end of the line. During this exercise you can learn a lot about a person or the business based on how they respond to the interview.
On a closing note, when it comes to trusting the professionals, trust is a two-way street. The best hospice care providers won’t only pass your criteria, but they’ll be more than happy to work with you. Call us now here at Holding Hands Hospice and schedule a consultation at your convenient time so we can help you provide your loved ones the kind of care they deserve in the DFW area.