Norfolk VA In-Home Care Palliative Hospice Specialized Medical Services Expanded

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Visiting Angels Fredericksburg in Norfolk, VA, is expanding its Living Assistance senior’s services to include in-home palliative care for individuals facing serious and life-threatening illness. The in-home care program focuses on physical comfort, emotional needs, social needs and spiritual needs.

Virginia’s Visiting Angels Fredericksburg, an in-home assisted living agency serving Norfolk and the greater Virginia area, is expanding its services to include palliative care for individuals living with serious illness and terminal disease. The Palliative Care program is designed to provide skilled and compassionate in-home support that focuses on alleviating a client’s physical discomfort while prioritizing individual emotional, social and spiritual needs.

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Seniors in the Norfolk, Virginia area living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), cancer or Parkinson’s disease require a comforting and supportive environment. Visiting Angels Fredericksburg’s in-home Palliative Care program offers a holistic approach to the care of seniors with serious and terminal disease. Caregivers strive to alleviate the discomforts and anxieties associated with serious illness by creating a calm and supportive environment.

Reports show palliative care is often confused with hospice or end-of-life care. Palliative Care is a specialized, more intense form of support that is provided regardless of life expectancy. Caregivers help clients maintain hope and positivity, which in turn contributes to a better quality of life.

In-home palliative care can assist individuals with cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and a number of other serious medical conditions that require a skilled and specialized schedule of help and support.

Visiting Angels Fredericksburg’s team of in-home palliative care providers are specially trained to reduce their clients’ pain and physical discomfort while monitoring and attending to an individual’s overall emotional and spiritual health. As such, the in-home care program focuses on four key areas of service and support: physical comfort, emotional needs, social needs and spiritual needs.

Central to the in-home care program are efforts to coordinate with an individual’s doctor, nurses and other medical professionals. The program also helps with the maintenance of a client’s favored routines and social activities while close attention is paid to potential signs of depression and other mood disorders.

Palliative caregivers possess a unique, well-honed skill set that helps improve quality of life for individuals with serious and life-threatening conditions. The services Visiting Angels Fredericksburg’s Assisted Living caregivers provide as part of the expanded Palliative Care program involves individualized, in-home support for elderly clients in the Norfolk area in need of specialized medical care.

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