Hospice care is a wonderful way to ensure that your loved one has the best care possible in their final days. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and don’t feel like you’re imposing on your loved one if they want to talk about their feelings surrounding end-of-life care. Hospice professionals are trained to help people through this difficult time.
You can rest easy knowing your loved one is getting top-notch care from a team of trained, compassionate professionals.
When you choose hospice care, you can rest easy knowing your loved one is getting top-notch care from a team of trained, compassionate professionals. The hospice team includes doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who work together as a team to ensure that your loved one gets the best medical care possible. Hospice providers also offer social services to help your family manage any financial or other challenges they may be facing at this time in their lives. And finally, they provide emotional support for both your loved one and those around them.
While most people are familiar with hospice as end-of-life care for those who are dying, it’s important to note that hospice services aren’t just for patients experiencing deathbed symptoms—they also provide specialized treatment for patients who need palliative care but don’t yet meet the criteria for traditional end-of-life treatment (for example: someone diagnosed with an advanced stage cancer).
Your family member can receive care in the comfort of their own home.
To a patient in their final days, the comfort of home is more important than a sterile hospital environment. Hospice care can be provided in the patient’s home, allowing them to stay with their family and continue their daily routine as much as possible.
Your family can receive end-of-life support from trained professionals.
When a patient is admitted to hospice care, they will become part of a team made up of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains. This group of professionals will work together as they provide support to the patient and their family members.
The focus of this team is on quality of life rather than length of life. The healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing comfort care for patients during their last days in order to make sure that they live out their days with dignity and respect. They do not just treat symptoms; instead they focus on helping patients live comfortably until death comes naturally for them.
The hospice professional can help coordinate your medical treatment plan by working closely with your physician or specialist so that you receive all the medications needed at home without having to go back into the hospital again.