Hospice Care Have you thought about it?
Purpose Of It • The goal is to help people who are dying have peace, and comfort. • They also give medical, psychological, and sometimes even spiritual support. • The caregivers do their best to control patient’s pain and other symptoms to make them as comfortable as possible.
Where & When you can receive This care • Patients are usually accepted into hospice care when expected to live 6 months or less. • Hospice care can take place • At home • At a hospice center • Hospital • Skilled nursing facility
Health Conditions • Leading causes why people choose hospice care. • Cancer • End-stage Heart Disease • End-stage Liver Disease • Dementia • Lung Disease • End-stage Kidney Disease • Other
What Services Do they provide? • Physician services • Nursing care • Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language therapy services • Medical social services • Home health aide services • Homemaker services • Medical supplies, including drugs and medical appliances
Work Cited • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hospicecare.html • http://www.theconsumervoice.org/piecing-together-quality-long-term-care/what-services-does-hospice-provide • http://www.webmd.com/balance/tc/hospice-care-topic-overview