The primary goal of hospice care is to provide humane and compassionate care in the last phases of a terminal illness.The caregivers give medical,psychological and emotional support to help people who are dying have peace,comfort and dignity.
Many people choose to recieve hospice care in their home,but if home care is not an option,care can also be given in the hospital,nursing home and at a hospice center.
It may take time to find a local hospice care program that meets your needs,but consider it time well spent as quality of care,personnel training and avaliability of needed services all need to be taken into consideration.
If you need help finding a quality hospice care program you can speak to your physician,contact your local health department or look in the yellow pages.
The following is a link to IAHPC directory that has listings to world wide hospice care
Facing an end of life situation can be frightening and stressful,but knowing that your loved one is receiving quality care from professional,compassionate caregivers can give you peace of mind in a difficult situation.
- Hospice — Dying with Dignity (seniors-health-medicare.suite101.com)
- Hospice care and what patients and their families can expect (kevinmd.com)