Pain Management in Orange County
Comfort During the End of Life for Clients in Walnut & Beyond
Among the many things that occur during advanced illness, including near the end of a life-limiting illness, is an increase in the pain level of the patient. Managing this pain is an important part of ensuring dignity through the end of life.
When you choose Orange County hospice care from Valley Oaks Hospice, you’ll receive a family-focused, personalized care plan that makes sense for your ill loved one. For your peace of mind, we’re also available 24/7 by phone.
We’re here to answer your questions about end-of-life pain management. Contact us at (626) 671-4449 today.
Pain Management Through Medication
Common pain management and comfort medications include:
- Morphine, which is the most common medicine for treating pain and labored breathing (dyspnea).
- Haloperidol, which can be used in low doses to treat delirium.
- Lorazepam, which helps treat anxiety in patients nearing the end of life.
- Metoclopramide, to treat nausea and vomiting that can occur when the patient’s stomach stops functioning properly.
Of course, all medications should be used and administered appropriately. Our professional care advisors are well-trained in ensuring these medications are used properly to manage pain and provide comfort. With the right medicine and attentive care from our staff, your loved one can enjoy optimal pain management. In addition, we provide companionship and personal care, ensuring that your loved one has the support they need at this time.
You Have Choices in Pain Management
Pain management is not the exclusive domain of doctors and care professionals. The family and the patient have input into what medications, treatments, and other options are used and when.
Families are often given a packet of pain management medication to keep in the refrigerator during in-home hospice. Our team can review your loved one's specific situation and medical needs and help ensure they are given the treatment and medication they need when they need it to maintain optimal comfort.
Valley Oaks Hospice can relieve suffering, maximize comfort, and avoid unneeded hospitalization. Call (626) 671-4449 to discuss our pain management options in Orange County.