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CompassionCare can help families understand, prepare for, and support one another throughout the hospice journey.
If you are researching hospice care, and are on this website, you and your family are probably facing some challenging healthcare decisions. Sometimes during a crisis, medical interventions happen before we even have a chance to understand them. With hospice care services, we can help families understand, prepare for, and support one another throughout the hospice journey. For most of us, our families are our biggest source of support. With the guidance of the hospice team, we can assure that families and loved ones will have all the tools and resources needed to give the best care possible.
CompassionCare Hospice can help you understand the nature of your loved ones illness, the likely outcome of their current course of treatment, what may happen next, and how to promote the best possible quality of life. Hospice treatment not only attends to the patient – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – but that care extends to the entire family, as well. The hospice team will develop a comprehensive care plan for your loved one based on the patient and family’s values and beliefs. We respect and support your wishes by helping families keep commitments to each other-whatever those wishes may be. With a complete hospice care plan, our specialized physicians, nurses and entire team can assure peace of mind for you and your loved one.
Hospice care can help family members come together. Family meetings, often led by a hospice a social worker or nurse, can help you talk about your feelings, cope with the issues, and help guide the family in making the best choices for everyone. Hospice also supports you in saying goodbye to your loved one, when the time comes. Religious or spiritual traditions and personal faith can play an important role in a patient’s physical and emotional well-being, as well as the family’s own comfort too. Chaplain services are available to meet these often complex needs. Hospice care even includes the help of volunteers that provide extra relief to families. Volunteers may run errands, provide companionship to the patient, do light housekeeping or sit with your loved one, so you can attend to personal matters.
In moments of medical crisis, you can be assured that hospice is just a phone call away, 24 hours per day. Nurses are available day and night to attend to the needs of our patients and families and respond quickly. If they cannot resolve a concern over the phone, a physical visit will be made promptly.
These are just a few examples of how hospice care services are designed to support our patients, as well as their families, loved ones, and all those involved in their care. For questions or more information, give us a call today at one of our locations.
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