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End of life Care - Palliative Care

South Shore in Home Care understands the need of those who are nearing the end of life and those of their family. This is a very challenging and overwhelming time, but it can be made easier in familiar surroundings, accompanied by loved ones. This what we want to do- ease the stress from you so your mind can be where it needs to be during this time.

We want to help you live your final stages of life the way you want and we work to provide this in any way we can. Emotional support as well as physical comfort help preserve dignity in the face of end of life.

Every hour of every day of the year, our trained and empathetic team is available to care to your end-of-life needs- from needing someone to talk, to simply have someone sit quietly with you and everything in between.

“Nearly everyone who is asked where they want to spend their final days says at home, surrounded by people they love and who love them.

That's the consistent finding of surveys and, in my experience as a doctor, remains true when people become patients.

Unfortunately, it's not the way things turn out. At present, just over one-fifth of Americans are at home when they die. Over 30 percent die in nursing homes, where, according to polls, virtually no one says they want to be. Hospitals remain the site of over 50 percent of deaths in most parts of the country, and nearly 40 percent of people who die in a hospital spend their last days in ICU, where they will likely be sedated or have their arms tied down so they will not pull out breathing tubes, intravenous lines, or catheters.

Dying is hard, but it doesn't have to be this hard.”

- Ira Byock