Hospice permits individuals with terminal illnesses to make decisions about how and where they want to spend the rest of their lives. It provides many benefits that aren’t possible in traditional healthcare settings. Through hospice, families are directly involved in making decisions and in helping the one they love.
Hospice is unique because it focuses on care-not a cure. Hospice is about living. The team of professionals assigned to each patient helps them achieve physical and emotional comfort so that they can enjoy each day that they have to the fullest. Patients are encouraged to stay active for as long as they can. The fear of pain and suffering is addressed the moment a person becomes a hospice patient. Pain and symptom management are closely monitored and help is available 24 hours a day.
When someone you love has a life-limiting illness, you become effected too. Hospice treats patients and families as a component and strives to meet all needs-physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Support and relief are also provided to the caregiver so that they are fully informed and well-prepared to look after their loved-one.
If you or someone you love may benefit from hospice, call us today. Click on the link below for a short video clip with more helpful information about hospice services and CompassionCare.