As the aging population lives longer, hospice care is becoming a massively growing industry.
It is also one we take very seriously.
Hospice can be a trying time for families.
The term hospice derives from "hospitality", and can be traced back to medieval times where it referred to a place of shelter or rest for travelers.
As a program dedicated to ending of life care, hospice staff is specially trained to provide a sensitive support system that a hospital environment may not be able to.
Hospice will offer services like counseling and a sounding ear for all involved, as well as top medical care for your loved one/s.
We care about your loved ones, but we also care about you, as a member of the family going through it.
We aim to provide the three c's: compassion, care, and chivalry.
FAQ - Hospice Assistance and Support
Hospice care is unique in its compassionate, rather than just a strictly medical, approach to the care of its patients.
Hospice is to help the patient to feel at ease, to receive their care and their medication needed without feeling as if they're locked in a clinical setting.
This can make a world of difference.
Hospice care also takes into account the needs or desires of the individual.
If the patient would like flowers in their room or photographs on their walls, that's what they'll receive.
The hospice will work with doctors and the patient to provide the best care they need, both medicinally and supportively to decrease the distress they are prone to feel in such an alien situation.
Hospice care will also factor in a patient's care plan (PCP), which is why it's important to have one in place.
Volunteers can provide a sometimes non-medical approach to support for patients and loved ones.
Things like errands, meal prep, emotional support, or just keeping the patient company all factor in.
A lot of hospice patients are terminal or have a serious illness.
Hospice and Palliative staff and volunteers receive special training to provide physical and emotional support to those in need or distress, on top of the extensive medical training they already have.
This can depend on the referral or formal request from the hospital or the patient's primary physician.
For the most part, the time between referral and admission will be no longer than 48 hours. This isn't always the case, but in 98% of all cases, it is.