Palliative Care in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples FL & surrounding areas
Specialized palliative care can help ease the suffering of a loved one living with a long-term or terminal illness.
Comfort Keepers’ approach to palliative care is to concentrate on a person's physical and psychological needs to improve the quality of their life during a long or terminal illness. We understand how discouraging it can be for both patients and their families, and we work to lighten the load.
We also offer support for family members throughout the palliative care period because we know how difficult it can be watching a loved one suffer. Sometimes, just having another person around to share with can be incredibly helpful.
What is palliative care?
The goal of palliative care is to help improve the quality of life for patients with advanced or terminal illnesses, usually in conjunction with medical treatment to alleviate pain. This care also addresses the emotional, social and spiritual issues that usually accompany serious illnesses.
How Comfort Keepers in Fort Myers,Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples FL can help
Caregivers will work with your loved one’s health care professionals to ensure his comfort, security and wellbeing. While we cannot administer medications or perform medical tasks such as injections or breathing treatments, our trained Comfort Keepers can handle virtually every other aspect of palliative care, such as:
- Bathing, dressing and toileting assistance
- Mobility assistance
- Laundry and light housekeeping
Additionally, we can stay with your loved one for several hours -- and even overnight – so you can take a break from your care duties to relax or go out of town if needed.