What is Hospice?
Hospice is a special type of care that focuses on providing comfort, relieving pain, and offering support to individuals during the last months of limited life. Patients and their loved ones turn to hospice care in light of the compassionate, palliative care services. It aims to optimize the patient’s limited life expectancy.
Every person deserves to enjoy every moment of his or her life, no matter the situation one may be in. We’re here to ease the most difficult phase in life, and to maximize the remaining duration.
- 24/7 nursing care
- Physician services
- Personal Care Aides
- Social Workers
- A warm and supportive living environment
- Management of terminal illness to promote physical comfort and quality of life
- Medication, medical supplies, and equipment related to the terminal illness
- Educational opportunities for residents, families and the care team
- Counseling services for emotional and spiritual support
Consider Hospice Care When:
- A loved one is diagnosed with an illness that will result in a limited life expectancy (usually six months or fewer).
- The patient and your family are not seeking curative measures, although, you may change your mind at any time to pursue active treatment.
- Your loved one is concerned about managing care in the future, and want to explore long-term options.
- The patient and the family need comfort care and pain and symptom management.
How Does Hospice Care Begin?
Any patient, family member, friend, physician or clergy can call Carewise Hospice, Inc. and get immediate information about how we can help. Hospice care can begin immediately upon a referral from the patient’s physician and a hospice representative typically visits the patient within 24 hours to evaluate his or her eligibility, needs and to begin the care.