Hospice Care doesn’t mean giving up…but it can mean a better quality of life for you and those you care most about.
Far too many Americans approach their end-of-life journey with inadequate palliative (comfort) support, inadequate compassion and inadequate human presence (nursing and social support) and witness. The result of these inadequacies? Both patient and their loved ones suffer needlessly. This happens because patients and their families often lack the information and understanding that will give them access to better care through Hospice…and Transitions (non-terminal/non medical) services and through various forms of symptom management.
But that need not be the case. While death is an inevitable aspect of the human condition, dying badly is not. That’s where hospice comes in. “Hospice” is both a concept and philosophy of care and an organizational form of health care delivery. Hospice services are generally offered in the home or place of residence and includes professional nursing care, personal assistance with activities of daily living, various forms of comfort therapy, dietary counseling, psychological and spiritual counseling for both patient and family, volunteer services, respite care, provision of medical drugs and devices necessary for palliative (comfort) care and family bereavement services after a patient’s death. What’s more, no one is ever turned away from Redmond-Sisters Hospice for lack of ability to pay.