What is Hospice?
Hospice is a special kind of care for dying people, their families, and their caregivers that:
Hospice patients are living with a wide range of diagnoses including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, and lung disease. However, regardless of a patient's condition, or age; hospices open their doors and their hearts to all persons diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses.
Many surviving family members say, "I do not know what I would have done without hospice." Many credit it with helping to make their final days with their loved ones warm and memorable.
No job is too big or too small for the hospice team; it helps in every way it can
This may include:
It Comes Down to This..
A sensitive discussion about hospice offers families choices at important life stages. Delaying these discussions may deprive patients and their families of the full benefits of hospice- comprehensive care at home, emotional support, spiritual resolution and financial protection.
" Calling hospice is not "giving up".. it's the opposite. For [our loved one], it meant a high quality of life and care from loving, commited, and thoughtful professionals. For that we are grateful. "
A surviving mother
Most people do not want to die in pain or alone in hospitals, hooked up to machines and cut off from family and friends and everything that's familiar. They would prefer to be at home... alert and free of pain... among the people and things they love. Hospice is dedicated to making this happen.
Consider hospice now, so that all possibilities are clear and open to you- before you are faced with a crisis