Who can benefit from Hospice care?

We are dedicated to providing accurate information about various treatment and care options, as well as offering support for patients and those who are providing care for dying loved ones.  It is our desire to provide all the options available to our patients and be a resource to them through their journey.

What is hospice care?

Hospice care services are provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for  terminally ill patients by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Unlike other medical care, however, the focus of hospice care isn’t to cure or treat the underlying disease. The goal of hospice care is to provide the highest quality of life possible for whatever time remains.

Where is hospice care provided?

Most hospice care is provided at home with a family member typically serving as the primary caregiver. However, hospice care is also available at hospitals, nursing homes and dedicated hospice facilities.

Who can benefit from hospice care?

There are a variety of diagnosis that qualify for hospice care.  These range from Cancer, Heart Failure, COPD, Renal Failure, Liver Disease, Dementia, Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson’s Disease to name a few.  Hospice care is typically for a person who’s normal disease process would be six months or less.  This doesn’t mean that hospice care will be provided only for six months, however. Hospice care can be provided as long as the person’s doctor and hospice care team certify that the condition remains life-limiting.  It is the goal of hospice to give our patients and their families the best quality of life.

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