Here at Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC, our hospice team is committed to treating terminally ill patients with the comfort and dignity they deserve. We address the medical, emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs of patients and their families, and specialize in a wide range of healthcare services. Our experienced and trained service team is comprised of highly skilled professionals and volunteers including nurses, physicians, trained hospice volunteers, social workers, chaplains, and home health aides.
Hospice services help to avoid unwanted hospitalization, medical procedures, and treatment. If eligible, the cost of hospice care will be fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and the majority of private insurance companies.
Here are just some of the services offered by Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC:
Physician Directed Care
Our hospice physicians are trained and experienced in treating terminal illnesses. They will oversee the medical care provided while on our service. Our physicians help to manage pain and discomfort in the best possible way.
Patients and their family members often think about death, rather than focusing on the individual’s life. Hospice nursing care at Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC focuses on providing the best medical care, making a patient’s final days comfortable and enjoyable. Patients will spend their time in our hospice in comfort with the medication that we provide, while nurses will assess and manage their condition with compassion. One nurse is assigned to each patient to provide continuity of care, and a trusting relationship will quickly develop. These nursing professionals are comfortable working independently, and have expert assessment skills. They soon become the patient’s eyes and ears, providing empathy and compassion at all times. Our nurses will provide a patient with companionship during their last days.
Hospice care at Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC will help you to reclaim your spirit of life – especially when death can lead to sadness, pain and anger. Spiritual care provides you with opportunities for laughter, reminiscence, hope, and reunion, and can help you cope with a terminal disease. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a spiritual or religious person, the care we provide can give you a sense of purpose.
Care priorities can change during the last stages of a terminal illness. During this time, patients need relief from their symptoms, pain, and emotional stress. The final days, weeks or months of your loved ones will need to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Despite the best care, treatment, and attention, your loved one will be approaching the end of their life, and will require emotional support. This can be tailored to the patient depending on their personality and circumstances. At Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC, our staff are fully trained and enjoy providing emotional encouragement to patients and their families.
Physical therapy aims to maximize the movement of patients. If they are worried about aging, disease or injury, physical therapy is important for their comfort. Discomfort and physical pain is very common among terminally ill patients. As it can be acute or chronic, both should be addressed.
Alleviating suffering is the main goal of our hospice service, and we quickly recognize pain in order to treat it effectively. Pain can be made up of a combination of psychological, physical, spiritual and social issues for the patient. Pain and suffering is assessed, diagnosed and managed effectively by our medical staff.
Hospice volunteers spend quality time with patients and family members, offering companionship and emotional support. They quickly make friendships with patients and assist them with their daily activities. They also help families cope with their grief. In fact, they are at the heart of our hospice care.
It is extremely difficult dealing with the death of a loved one. Grief can make you question your faith, influence your sense of reality, and have an effect on your personality. Grief is normal, but it can manifest in a variety of ways. Sometimes, grief can lead to serious health problems like depression. Bereavement counselors will support you during this difficult time, and we provide these services for up to a year after someone dies under our care.
Why Should You Choose Tender Touch Atlanta Hospice Care?
The culture of Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC is based around individualized care for each and every patient who elects our service. We only hire competent professionals who specialize in dealing with terminal illnesses. Anxious family members can call or schedule visits with these professionals at any time, and our services are provided around the clock. Our team always respects the wishes of the patient. At our hospice, patients are provided with an opportunity to deal with their emotional, physical, and spiritual pain in the best possible way.
We understand how difficult this time can be for not only the patient, but their family too. That’s why we’re committed to providing a first-class service at all times. The families of our patients are provided with counseling and emotional support in order to deal with this difficult situation.
Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC also provides personal supplies such as medication, creams, diapers, and medical equipment (hospital beds, bedside tables, wheelchairs, etc.) to patients based on their individual needs. Additional services such as respite care, inpatient care, and continuous care can be provided if needed.
Tender Touch Atlanta, LLC provides an excellent service to all patients and their families, and we are the leading family-owned hospice in the Atlanta metropolitan area. If you would like a loved one to be treated with the care, respect, and comfort that they deserve, don’t hesitate to contact one of our team by phone today at 404-572-9966. We will be able to discuss your personal situation in more detail, and you can ask us any questions that you might have.