Oklahoma Hospice CareWhen your loved one is facing a condition that shortens the time they have left on this earth, hospice care may be an option. This approach involves an approach that limits their pain and symptoms as they enjoy the rest of their time with their friends and family members. We can tailor the support we offer to the resident and family’s wishes and needs.

The period immediately following a dire diagnosis can be painful and stressful without support. Let our caring and compassionate team help ease your family’s burden. Please call Wickshire Senior Living Norman today at 405.451.5572 to learn more about our Oklahoma hospice care services.

What Does Oklahoma Hospice Care Involve?

Hospice care is a service we provide for residents with a terminal illness when the doctor decides that they have six months or fewer to live before the condition runs its course. This time can be incredibly difficult for everyone involved, but hospice care can make a difference in the resident’s comfort during this time.
When you seek our hospice services at Wickshire Senior Living Norman, you’ll find a team of skilled care experts that focus on improving the quality of life and comfort of each of our residents. We treat your loved one as an individual instead of the disease, and we honor their needs and desires through extensive medical and emotional support. We know that many families would prefer to have their loved one close to them in their final days. Therefore, in addition to our residential services, we offer hospice care at home.

During their time in our care, we provide a layer of support as we work with the family and the doctors of the person in hospice. When a person enters our care, we provide the medical equipment, medications, and support they need to be comfortable. While some communities may not offer this level of care with respect and dignity, we recognize that each person in our care is a member of someone else’s family and that they are immensely loved. Therefore, we treat each person in our care with immense reverence and love.

How Do You Know Your Loved One Needs Hospice Care?

In general, people don’t like to think about having a short amount of time left with their parents or grandparents. This period is even more challenging if they are in the final stages of a severe illness and the medical treatments they’ve undergone aren’t being effective. However, there are some key signs that they may need to enter our Oklahoma hospice care. For instance, these signs may include:

  • Frequent or reoccurring infections
  • Changes in body composition and significant weight loss due to a reduced desire to eat
  • Frequent trips to the ER or the hospitalization
  • An accelerated decline in the individual’s health over about six months despite medical treatments
  • Vomiting, nausea, shortness of breath, or pain that medications and medical treatments are unable to control
  • A decrease in alertness, as well as an increase in mental confusion, sleeping, and withdrawal from the world around them
  • Not being able to perform daily living tasks, such as getting dressed, using the bathroom, clean themself, eat, or walk

Another signifier that your loved one may be entering the final stages of life is deciding to stop aggressive medical treatments. Doing so can be a difficult decision for everyone involved, but it also allows your loved one to focus on the time they have left with their family and their quality of life.

Contact Wickshire Senior Living Norman

When you know that the time you have left with your loved one is short, finding care that will make that time as comfortable and painless as possible is crucial. Wickshire Senior Living Norman strives to make this desire a possibility. In addition, if your loved one chooses to spend the time at home, we also offer senior living services such as:

Your loved one deserves to live their final days in peace and comfort. Let us help you make this desire a reality when you call Wickshire Senior Living Norman today at 405.451.5572.