If you’re making the difficult decision as to where your loved one will spend their final days, we would like to first offer you our deepest sympathy. We understand this is an incredibly hard time for your family. As a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to compassionately serving seniors, we have helped countless families through similar hardships. It’s never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, and our hospice team fully grasps this and will be with you every step of the way. With that said, we would like to take this opportunity to discuss why the Bridges hospice and palliative care program at UMC at The Shores is the most comfortable choice for your loved one.
Hospice Services and Amenities
Bridges partners with your choice of hospice programs that will make your loved one’s personalized care plan, handle pain management, and provide medical equipment, among other tasks. Some partners, like Journey Hospice, also offer massages for the Bridges residents and sponsor small community events. In addition to the hospice provider’s services, UMC at The Shores’ Bridges RNs, LPNs, and CNAs provide 24/7 nursing and comfort care. Bridges residents receive a customized dining program, with food available around the clock at your loved one’s leisure. Spiritual support, religious services, and a life enrichment program are available, as well as access to the salon, music room, and other resident spaces. All Bridges residents have their own private, furnished one-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom. Bridges at The Shores not only makes your loved one’s comfort and dignity the top priority, but also offers support and guidance to you and your extended family through this difficult time.
A Large Support System
When you choose Bridges at The Shores for your loved one they gain a large support system that genuinely wants to make them feel the most comforted, loved, and at ease. The big tasks like compassionate help with bathing and dressing, or managing your senior parent’s medications help, but it’s the little extras that really set Bridges apart Holding mom’s hand or placing a comforting hand on dad’s shoulder when he’s having a moment… our team focuses on fostering these human connections that go beyond the typical caregiver and client. This connection extends to you and your siblings as well. Our team is here to offer kind words, a warm embrace, spiritual support – anything in our power to help your family’s grieving process. At Bridges, you and your senior parent will feel the love, and that kind of support makes a huge difference in everyone’s quality of life.
Forever Grateful – A Testimonial
“My late sister Marlene’s last wish was to go to Bridges at The Shores. Her best friend had passed away there two years before, and she always remembered the kind and compassionate care she received. Every one of the staff, from the nurses to housekeeping, social workers, and administrators went out of their way to accommodate our family.
We could set up the rooms as we liked and could come and go whenever we chose. What was a very difficult time for our family became a little easier by all the kindness shown to us, and we will be forever grateful.”
Bridges at The Shores: The Most Comfortable Choice
Bridges’ nurturing atmosphere offers a place for residents who prefer not to or are unable to remain at home. The resident’s needs, desires, comfort, dignity, and quality of life become the primary focus. If your loved one is requiring end of life care, don’t hesitate to reach out today. Our hospice team’s shared mission is to be kind and compassionate to every person entering their last chapter of life here on earth. They truly know how difficult this feat is for everyone involved, and all will go above and beyond to provide peace and solace.
This blog was originally published at https://umcommunities.org/theshores/blog/why-hospice-at-the-shores-is-the-most-comfortable-choice/