Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain. Understanding more about the underlying causes of pain can help improve pain management and alleviate suffering. Chronic pain is a warning sign that indicates there is an issue and it needs attention, it can also create weakness in other parts of the body and can lead to depression or anxiety. Living with pain can be debilitating and effect us in our every day lives. Some of the most common pain issues include headaches/migraines, arthritis and back pain. Hospice care focuses on the pain management of more serious diagnosis such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease to name a few.
Pain management is a top priority. Many patients and their families find that hospice is well-equipped to ease both emotional and physical pain. At CompassionCare we insure your loved one’s last days are as comfortable as possible and to allow him or her to die with dignity — not to treat a disease or prolong life. Whether a patient is in a hospital, a nursing facility, or the family home, there are many options for pain relief-medications play an important role but there are other options too. Patients and their families often have fears about certain medications used in hospice care to treat pain. CompassionCare involves both our patients and families in regard to pain management plans. You have a say in what is prescribed and a major misconception surrounding hospice is that medications are discontinued all together. This simply isn’t true.
it is important to know your options regarding pain management. Talk to your doctor about what these options are and what is best for you. For more information on pain management check out our website or give us a call at 702-636-0200.
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