KidsCare of The Rockies, a Colorado pediatric hospice, recently released a blog discussing the important role of a hospice nurse. These nurses are specially trained to help people remain as healthy and comfortable as possible throughout the end of their lives'.
Hospice nurses are an integral part of the end of life care team. They are responsible for coordinating your loved one's care plan, teaching caregivers how to care for them on their own, and providing both hands-on care and guidance over the phone. This allows you to provide your loved one with the support they need, whether the nurse is available to visit or not. Over the course of the day, hospice nurses may also help manage pain and perform patient assessments to ensure that your loved one is comfortable and receiving the best care possible. Nurses can provide this care in a hospital, nursing facility, or home, depending on your loved one's medical needs.
Your loved one can benefit from the care of a hospice nurse in many ways. The nurse can advocate for particular types of care or share your family's questions and concerns with a physician to ensure they receive the best care possible. They can also explain your loved one's medical needs to family and friends. If you find yourself needing to make complicated decisions, a hospice nurse can use their professional experience to give you information and help you make a good choice. During this difficult time, the professional guidance of a hospice nurse can also help you access important resources, such as mental health counseling or therapeutic programs, to ease the strain.
Reach out to Kids Care of the Rockies for more information about hospice care and the benefits of receiving the support of a hospice care nurse. The organization provides in-home hospice care services to help loved ones with life limiting illnesses, such as heart, lung, neurological, neuromuscular, and congenital diseases. Kids Care can be contacted at 303-416-6377 or online at https://www.kidscareoftherockies.com and is headquartered at 750 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 280, Englewood, CO 80110