The hospice philosophy seeks to replace taboos about death and dying with open communication that helps patients, families and their loved ones plan for living out the remaining time they have while dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice teams support their patients and families in the comforts of their own home and helps to ensure a patients wishes are followed through up until their last breath.
Hospice care provides comfort by helping you and your family deal with a life-limiting illness. Hospice professionals help with medications, treatments, personal hygiene needs, and even physician home visits if necessary. Hospice services cater to each individuals needs so that they can go about their normal lives as much as possible enjoying the time they have left with family and friends. Beyond the physical help, hospice also offers emotional and spiritual health as well-to both the patient and family involved. This can be a harrowing time in one’s life but counselors, therapists and spiritual clergy are available to help support and bring families together. If your loved one enjoys music, pets, massage, or just sitting down and reminiscing about good times-hospice services include volunteers that can help fulfill these needs.
If you are currently caring for a loved one in your own home, hospice can ease your burden in many ways. Plus, respite care can be provided to your family member while you get much-needed rest for yourself. The hospice staff ensure that you’re fully informed and well-prepared to care for your loved one to the best of your ability.
The hospice philosophy is about giving you more. More time to enjoy the things that you love, more quality of life, and more time to create meaningful memories with family and friends. Hospice attends with compassion and respect to the whole patient-not just the physical needs-but to the whole person-emotionally and spiritually.