How to Keep Your Parent Comfortable in End of Life Stages

How to Keep Your Parent Comfortable in End of Life Stages

In an effort to keep your parent as comfortable as possible during the end stages of their life, you need to think about three core qualities: not only their physical comfort, but also their mental and emotional needs.

Elder Care Considerations­

According to the National Institute of Aging, there are a range of different reasons why an elderly person might be physically uncomfortable. These include but are not limited to:

  • General pain
  • Significant breathing problems
  • Skin irritation and similar factors
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to the temperature
  • Problems with their digestive system and more

Finding the right assisted living option in Big Bear will help make sure your loved one has access to the specialized care they need to address all of these factors as thoroughly as possible.

On the subject of mental and emotional needs, it’s important to understand that someone who is in the later stages of their life will likely be depressed, anxious and generally distressed in a variety of ways. Setting a comforting mood, making an effort for as much physical contact as possible (like holding hands) and even listening to familiar and enjoyable music can be enough to help sooth your parent in ways that medication alone never could.

The Pacific Pines Approach

At Pacific Pines, we understand that having a parent who is currently in the final stages of their life can be a stressful, harrowing time for everyone involved. This is why we always work hard to provide more than just assisted living in nature and other calming environments – we want to do what we can to make the experience a comfortable one for everyone involved.

If you’re looking for more information about assisted living in Lake Arrowhead, assisted living in a wooded area near Los Angeles or are just eager to find out more about what our unique secluded care homes in the Inland Empire have to offer, don’t delay – contact Pacific Pines today for more information.