When you or a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, it can seem like your world is turned upside down. You may experience feelings of loneliness, fear, and anxiety about the future. Modern medicine has always focused on a cure…but what if there is no cure? What can you do? Hospice can help-it celebrates life and allows patients and their families to make the most of every day.
Understanding hospice prepares patients and families for the road ahead. It is focused on compassion and comfort for each and every person, as a whole individual, and shows patients and families how to best cope with their given illness. The hospice team becomes like family. The physicians, nurses, aids, and social workers all play an important role in a person’s care. They visit on a regular schedule based on the patient and family needs. Patients are checked on, meds adjusted, and support is given 24 hours a day.
Deciding on hospice care may be one of the hardest choices you or a loved one may have to make, but it’s an important choice to explore. In fact, once patients and their families experience hospice, they often say they wish they’d known about it sooner.
Click on the link below to watch a video clip on Pauline Ramsey, a former hospice patient.
To learn more about CompassionCare and hospice, call us today. Phone: 702-636-0200