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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

How Hospice Can Help Stroke Patients: Comfort and Support in Their Final Stages

  • Expert Symptom Management: Our team focuses on managing pain, fatigue, and other stroke-related symptoms, ensuring comfort and peace.
  • Holistic Care: We provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support, addressing the unique needs of each patient and their family.
  • Dignity and Choice: Hospice care allows patients to remain at home (if desired) surrounded by loved ones, with care decisions guided by their preferences.
  • Respite Care: We offer temporary relief for caregivers, allowing them to recharge and maintain their own well-being.
  • Emotional and Spiritual Support: Our team provides counseling and spiritual guidance to help patients and families cope with difficult emotions and find peace during this transition.

Up to 80% of stroke patients in their end-of-life stages experience a period of increased alertness and awareness, often called “terminal lucidity,” in the days to hours before death. This can be surprising as these patients may have been unresponsive or minimally responsive for extended periods beforehand.

This information can be crucial for medical professionals to manage family expectations and provide appropriate emotional support during this sensitive time.

Let us help you help your end-stage stoke patients.  Contact us today to learn more!

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