Sometimes people get confused once “hospice care” is recommended by a physician on how to care for some one. Hospice is not a facility or a place where one goes to but a level or care that’s holistic in approach. This level of care can be provided in a facility but for the more compassion for the patient it is best to provide it at home when appropriate rather than in an impersonal facility. When hospice care is recommended for an individual it’s because the patient has a life-limiting illness and the physician and the patient have determined that the medical condition can no longer be treated or cured. This is also referred to as end-of-life care. In this situation the focus of the care is to provide comfort, compassion & assistance to help the patient and their family by providing quality of life to the patient. This is a holistic approach that focuses on the patient and their individual care options that they would prefer so we focus on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. We facilitate this by providing a registered nurse to prepare a comprehensive individualized plan of care for the patient. In addition to regular nurse visits, we provide an on-call nurse, available by phone for medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hospice care assist to make the most out of each day. At this point in life one of the best things is to provide pain management and symptom relief that provide comfort and dignity. It is important to begin the process as soon as medically possible to maximize their life experience as caring for a dying loved one can be quite difficult but our hospice service can provide care around the clock to ease the journey for you and your loved one.
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