Author: Santé

There comes a time in many lives where individuals are no longer able to fully care for themselves. While your loved one may not be ready for a full-time nursing home, they do need some assistance with everyday activities such as light housekeeping and companionship. Elderly companion care is not meant to take the place of medical care. Instead, it's targeted to provide seniors who are still able to live independently a level of emotional support as well as physical assistance. These paid companions allow elderly individuals to enjoy their life without stress. 

Living independently is the goal of many older Americans, but one that can be elusive without the right care and support. At Santé Home Health and Rehabilitation, we understand how important it is that you retain independence as long as possible and offer a range of services that help support patients in the comfort of their home. From skilled nursing and physical therapy to companion care, see how Santé services can help your elderly loved ones who are living at home.

Watching a loved one go through a challenging time in their lives is always emotional, but it can be even more so when you feel as though you're out of control of the outcome of their decisions. Informed consent is a legal term that refers to the requirement of medical professionals to obtain consent from an individual and to ensure that the person fully understands the gravity of their decision. This could include gaining the patient's consent before performing a specific medical procedure but can become more complicated when it is determined that an individual is no longer capable of personally making these decisions.

The diagnosis of a chronic illness can be devastating to a family, bringing on stages of grief and unimaginable pain. Hospice care is a specialized type of treatment for patients that are entering the final stages of their life and is generally reserved for individuals with less than 6 months to live. With a hospice plan in place, patients are able to have more control over the way their final months of life are spent -- often choosing to live at home to enjoy the time that they have left with friends and family.