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Family Caregiver Training Helps Keep Hospice Patients at Home

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 3:26 AM

As we know, most patients prefer to stay in their home if it is possible for them to do so, but they need family support in order to stay.  To ensure caregivers are able to support homebound patients, they need training to learn how to reposition a bed-bound patient, administer medications or oxygen, assist with toileting and hygiene and change wound dressings. They also need lessons in self-care to cope with loss, stress and grief.

“With this kind of support for caregivers, the health systems and hospices will begin to realize financial benefits in cost savings,” said Roy Remer, interim executive director for the California-based Zen Hospice Project. “For instance, they should be able to see a decrease in after-hours calls and a decrease in emergency department visits because the capacity of the family caregiver to meet and hold the experience of the one they are caring for increases.”

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