August 17th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
Dealing with a terminal illness is never easy, but it can be something you are prepared for. When a patient comes to the end of the road, and all treatment options have been exhausted, the next step is to discuss Hospice Care. Not an easy subject to discuss, many people might not be fully aware of what that entails, so we want to clarify some of the confusion. When it comes to you or your loved one, here’s what you should know about Hospice Care:
It’s a Philosophy Not a Location
People often turn to Hospice Care when they are looking to spend their final days at home, though it doesn’t always happen that way. Adding a hospital bed and medical equipment can be a challenging task, and some might not be able to adapt, but it is an option. So depending on their home life and the severity of the illness, hospice can happen at home or in the hospital.
Medical Care Doesn’t Stop
The main goal of hospice is to get a better quality of life with the time left. It’s not a search for a cure anymore but more of a place to live comfortably and pain-free. Though a cure might not be an option, therapy that can minimize symptoms, leaving patients comfortable and at ease.
You Can Opt Out
To be a Hospice Care patient, you must be qualified by your doctors. Though one might qualify it doesn’t mean they are required to take part in it. If the process is started but doesn’t seem like the best fit, you can always stop treatment.
Grief Support is Available
Hospice Care just doesn’t affect the patient; it affects the entire family. Death is not an easy subject, but it’s something we all must deal with at some point or another. Because of this, there are many options for grief support that can last for up to a year after the person’s passing.
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