Hospice, Respite and Cancer Home Care in Miami-Dade & Broward
In times of great illness, you need a home care team that you can rely on wholeheartedly and will be there every step of the way. Elite Care at Home has been the trusted partner for many, searching for the right cancer home care partner in Miami-Dade and Broward. We understand that timing and organization means a lot during this time, and we offer a full complement of support that’s comparable to hospital care. Whether you need respite care, hospice services at home or other cancer care at home, our team can help.
Our team will work with your physician and care plan to provide exactly what you need, when you need it. Every plan is unique and individualized to each patient and we’re equipped to meet your requests.
Types of Cancer Home Care We Provide in Miami-Dade and Broward
Home Hospice Services
Hospice is intended to offer comfort to patients and loved ones who choose quality of life over a cure for their terminal illness. It's an option for patients that have a life expectancy of six months or less, which is determined by your physician. We provide at home hospice services that focus on providing the most positive experience possible during this difficult time. We also accommodate for non-terminal condition related care. If you wish to receive regular medical care for other conditions, we can work with you on this plan as well.
Respite Care and Short Term Relief For Caregivers
When a family member is ill and needs to be constantly tended to, it can be straining and difficult for the caregivers closest to them. Extended periods in this state can lead to exhaustion and burnout. Respite care is an important service that we extend to the patient's surrounding family members. Our caregivers will take over for you for as many days as needed, and will do so with great compassion and care.
Palliative Care for Cancer Patients at Home
Palliative care services differ from hospice care and offer an extra layer of support at home that can make a great difference to your loved one's quality of life. It encompasses a wide range of services to help patients outside of the hospital manage their serious illness. We provide expert pain and symptom control, arrange for nurses to come to your home and cut out any unwanted trips to the emergency room. We will work with your doctor for as long as we need to, to understand your situation and how we can help make your at home palliative care as comfortable as possible.
Skilled Nursing Care
Home care for cancer patients will commonly need skilled nursing care at some point. An RN or LVN will perform duties at home, so you don't need to make extra trips to the hospital. These services include but are not limited to the following:
- Clinical Evaluation
- Administration of Medication
- Clinical Care Plan
- Diabetic Monitoring
- Insulin Management
- Wound Care
- Rehabilitation Services
- Infusions and Injections
- Pain Management
- Hospice Management and Support
Nursing Aids and Home Health Aides
These are the backbone and support team that we feel everyone needs who is receiving cancer home care in Miami and beyond. Your loved one will indeed have someone around the clock if need be to fulfill their needs completely, safely and comfortably.
Nursing aides can take over the responsibilities set out in the care plan that the RN creates. Home health aides may work to make a comfortable and clean surrounding for the patient. They will also be there to provide any additional support needed to the family members and primary caregivers.
At Home Cancer Care FAQs
What is palliative care for cancer patients?
Palliative care is specialized medical care for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses. It's a form of care that helps treat the patient's pain and other symptoms. There are many palliative care services available outside of the hospital.
We create a care plan that includes a team that can provide these needs in a variety of ways. From nursing aides to the guidance of pain control, therapies and comfort- we do so all in the comfort of your own home. This also may include respite care for families of the patient.
How can respite care help me, as the primary caregiver?
Respite care can help by providing a caregiver that’s qualified for the unique medical situation to take the place of family, friends and other caregivers to attend to their own needs and mental, emotional health. They may stay for hours, days or more depending on how much of a respite is needed.
How can I help a loved one with cancer at home?
With our home hospice services, there are various ways we work with family members to give the patient the best quality of life possible. Our caregivers can be available for as little or as much as you need, to tend to pain and symptom control as well as other needed services.
Our nurses are part of the core team that works with your doctor to ensure the care plan is carried out in the way that makes the patient most comfortable during this time. We also offer respite care, in the instance that you, as the primary caregiver, need some time off.
Caring for a cancer patient, depending on the stage, is difficult to handle alone. We offer a support team that you can lean on for guidance and help at any time. Palliative care is also more specialized in nature, so should always be consulted with your doctor and a registered nurse.
The best way to care for a cancer patient at home is to work with your doctor and care team on a plan that works for not only the patient, but also you. Our number one priority is to make sure that the patient and families are supported as needed, during this time. And we'll go to great lengths to ensure all of the steps are taken to do so.