Hospice. Let’s face it, it’s an intimidating word that people don’t like to say. No one wants to think or talk about dying. But in reality, people live longer with hospice mostly due to the close monitoring of their pain and symptoms caused from a life-limiting illness or disease. With hospice, the patient is in control. Hospice is about LIVING and encouraging each individual to live their life to the fullest and carry out their wishes right until the end.
Hospice is compassionate care that is focused on comfort and meets the unique needs of each person and their family members and caregivers. It doesn’t just manage pain, hospice shows patients how to best cope with an illness. This exclusive care is provided by a core group of professionals made up of physicians, nurses, counselors, and therapists to name a few. Hospice is also mindful of a patient’s loved ones as well, providing vital support and education so that they are well prepared to care for the patient to the absolute best of their ability.
Truly understanding hospice and all it has to offer helps patients and families prepare for what lies ahead. This short video clip discusses some of the extra services hospice provides.
For more information on CompassionCare or hospice, call us today at 702-636-0200.