Palliative Care

Palliative Care in Battle Creek, MI

Patient enjoying benefits of End of Life Planning in Battle Creek

Compassionate End of Life Planning & Palliative Care

NorthPointe Woods specializes in dignified and compassionate end-of-life planning and outsourced palliative care options in Battle Creek, MI. Prioritizing the well-being of our community and their loved ones, we provide the highest level of emotional and physical support. We are your partner in comfort and peace as you navigate various stages of illness.

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What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is offered to individuals diagnosed with a serious illness or limited life expectancy. In contrast to traditional hospice care, solely reserved for terminal patients, palliative care can be pursued throughout any stage of illness. Palliative care is not curative. Instead, it focuses on relieving symptoms, interventional pain management, and enhancing the patient’s quality of life.

Support for Patients & Their Loved Ones

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, their family and friends often take on caregiving roles. As needs evolve, caregiving can become strenuous, taking away valuable time spent together. Our dedicated care team can alleviate these responsibilities and provide solutions and resources that allow you to focus on quality time.

End-of-Life Planning Options

NorthPointe Woods offers end-of-life planning and palliative care options from third-party companies that encompass the patient’s emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. Our multidisciplinary approach includes physicians, nurses, social workers, religious leaders, and other professionals collaborating to create personalized plans that provide comfort and guidance for patients and their loved ones facing advanced stages of illness. 

Personalized Approach to End-of-Life Planning

NorthPointe Woods takes a personalized approach to end-of-life planning, satisfying patient needs and wishes with the utmost compassion and consideration. Our caregivers can provide assistance with the following:

  • Increasing physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness
  • Enhancing patient comfort and quality of life
  • Symptom and pain management
  • Personal assistance, including grooming, hygiene, and household tasks
  • Companionship and support

Physical Symptoms Managed With End-of-Life Care

End-of-life care aims to relieve physical discomfort through advanced pain management and ongoing support. Physical symptoms managed through end-of-life care include:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Abnormal breathing, shortness of breath, or other breathing problems
  • Skin irritation, itching, or dryness
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation, and other digestive concerns
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Chronic fatigue

Managing Your Emotional Needs

End-of-life care involves more than the physical symptoms; it also focuses on emotional and mental needs. Patients and their loved ones may be navigating emotional distress, depression, anxiety, or feelings of isolation. Palliative care addresses these concerns through companionship, counseling, and support to help patients work through emotional discomforts.

Accommodating Spiritual Needs

We recognize and respect spiritual values. Spiritual well-being is a fundamental component of our end-of-life care. As such, palliative care teams may include counselors or religious leaders. We are committed to helping patients connect with their faith, make peace with their circumstances, and achieve spiritual comfort by resolving unsettled disputes.

Guidance With Difficult Decisions

End-of-life planning brings difficult decisions that you may have never considered before. That's why our caregivers extend their knowledge and support towards guiding the common decisions patients may face, including:

  • Selecting a healthcare durable power of attorney
  • Advanced directives regarding wills and more
  • DNR and resuscitation wishes
  • Hospice care decisions

Support for Practical Tasks

As an illness progresses, practical tasks may become challenging. Palliative care satisfies these demands without placing additional strain on loved ones. We provide unwavering support for daily needs, from household chores to grooming and hygiene assistance. In addition, we can help coordinate appointments, retrieve medication from the pharmacy, or simply complete errands.

Discover Community With NorthPointe Woods

NorthPointe Woods is an invigorating independent and assisted senior living community. Our mission is to encourage independent living while offering the compassionate care they need. Whether you or a loved one is looking for a vibrant place to retire or a supportive environment to begin palliative care, our team welcomes you.

Discuss End-of-Life Planning With NorthPointe Woods

If you or a loved one is looking for a supportive community to begin end-of-life planning, NorthPointe Woods welcomes you. We can help you select the right option for compassionate and comprehensive palliative care at NorthPointe Woods in Battle Creek, MI. Contact us today to discuss end-of-life planning.

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