Understanding Hospice Care With CompassionCare Hospice – Knowledge Base
Hospice care is a different kind of care, provided by a team of dedicated health professionals in your home or wherever you and your loved one need help. CompassionCare Hospice can help you understand the nature of your illness, likely outcome of your current course of treatment, what will happen next, and how to have the best possible quality of life. If your health continues to worsen despite aggressive treatment, or if you’ve decided you’re simply done with hospital visits and exhausting treatments, it may be time to consider hospice.
Hospice care is an alternative to traditional medicine and is centered on palliative care-the management of pain and symptoms, so that every moment can be as comfortable and rewarding as possible. Through hospice, we strive to make every moment count. With hospice care you’re in control. You can consult with your family and physician then decide what type of care you receive. You can even leave hospice and then return later if you choose. Not only do hospice patients experience a better quality of life, they sometimes actually live longer than they would with conventional care.
We understand the sensitive nature of hospice care and realize our patient’s aren’t just in need of pain and symptom management. CompassionCare Hospice is mindful of emotional and spiritual health as well-for the patient, family and caregiver’s involved and is a vital part of hospice care. Our healthcare professionals will make sure that you’re fully informed and well prepared to care for your loved one to the best of your ability.
Here at CompassionCare Hospice our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible and raise awareness through education while considering the decision to refer yourself or a loved one to hospice. Below you will find a complete knowledge-base on the topic of hospice care.
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CompassionCare Hospice – Common Questions
What is a life-limiting illness?
How are pain and symptoms managed?
Where is care provided?
What are some hospice misconceptions?
How can hospice help my family?
Why is early referral important?
What are the levels of care?
How do you support caregivers?
What can caregivers do to cope?
Where is hospice care provided?
Who at CCH provides care?
Can I keep seeing my own doctor?
Who decides if hospice is appropriate?
How is hospice care paid for?
CompassionCare Hospice – Hospice Key Topics
Hospice. It isn’t a place; it’s a new way of thinking. About your life-limiting illness, and the way you want to live now.
Advanced medical care can do wonders. But at some point a decision may have to be made — not about ceasing all care, but about weighing the benefits of a certain course of treatment against the burdens of that treatment.
Hospice is a different kind of care, one that helps you and your caregivers better manage your pain and symptoms. So that you can more fully experience the time you have left.
It’s your life. You can choose how to live it. And every day, more patients and their families are choosing to find hope in hospice.
When To Consider Hospice
Early Referral Benefits
How It Helps Families
Our Crisis Care Team