Advantages Of Hospice
Hospice happens at home. No more waiting for an available appointment or struggles to get to appointments with community physicians.
Hospice focuses on the patient’s comfort and quality of life. Individualized care plans are aimed promoting dignity and attaining/maintaining optimal patient functioning.
Hospice is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Care is immediately available whenever there is discomfort, pain, or a change in medical condition.
Hospice delivers. Hospice prescribed medication, medical supplies and medical equipment is delivered to the patient’s residence the same day it’s ordered.
Hospice care respects and reflects the individual’s choices about medical and end-of-life care.
Hospice focuses on treating the physical, emotional, and spiritual pain and discomfort of patients and their loved ones so they can spend the precious time remaining concentrating on things that are important to them.
Hospice helps with practical matters like applying for medical and financial benefits, completing advanced directive paperwork, estate planning (wills, probate and finances) and funeral arrangements.
Hospice offers loved ones bereavement and grief counseling after their loved one has passed and help with some of the after-death tasks that need to be completed.
Hospice is a cost-effective alternative to the high costs of hospitals and traditional institutional care. Many people find hospice provides financial relief.
Hospice care is available to people of all ages with any kind of life-limiting illness, including cancer, advanced Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS and other life-limiting illnesses.
There’s no limit to the amount of hospice care a person can receive; it’s available as long as a doctor believes a patient is eligible.
Recent studies show that people who choose hospice care may live longer than those with similar diagnoses who do not choose hospice.