DIGNITY HOSPICE CARE
All The Benefits Of Hospice At Comfort Of Our Home
HOSPICE CARE IN YOUR HOME
Comfort Is Found at Home: When it feels as if life has taken a bad turn, it is natural for us to just want to go home. According to latest studies people who are faced with terminal illness, nine out of 10 people said they preferred to remain in the comfort of their home and continuing to live the lives they are used to.
Hospice: a Philosophy Not a Place.
The perception by many is that hospice means going to—or ending up in—a place. Hospice isn’t a place. Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on enhancing comfort and overall quality of life during the last months, weeks and days of life.
Hospice care works by treating physical symptoms, providing pain management and addressing emotional and spiritual concerns. Hospice can make the time the patient has more meaningful for them and their loved ones.
Wherever You Call Home, Hospice Is There Hospice care extends to wherever a seriously ill patient calls home—a private residence, assisted living community or nursing home. An interdisciplinary hospice team—physician, nurse, hospice aide, chaplain, social worker, volunteer—brings clinical, compassionate hospice care to patients wherever they live.
When the patient is in a private residence, our team comes to the home to provide pain management and symptom control as well as personal care. Our also provides caregiver education along with emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their loved ones.
For patients who live in an assisted living community or nursing home, the hospice team provides care that complements the care the patient is already receiving. The staff of the facility is regarded as an extension of the patient’s family and receives the same emotional support, including bereavement services after death.
What If a Patient’s Condition Becomes Difficult to Control?
If a patient’s symptoms—pain, nausea or confusion, for example—worsen or become difficult to control, hospice continues to help the patient remain wherever they call home. Medicare-certified hospices must provide temporary shifts of continuous care at the bedside if symptoms become severe, eliminating the need to go to the emergency room.
Because—especially when you’re seriously ill—there’s no place like home.