What is Hospice?
Hospice is specialized care for the terminally ill. Hospice seeks to empower the patient to carry on an alert and pain free life, to promote dignity and maximize quality of life. It focuses on LIVING rather than dying.
How is care provided?
Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals including physicians, nurses, nurse aides, social workers, therapists, spiritual care staff, and volunteers. Their combined expertise enables comprehensive care that nurtures all aspects of a patient’s needs - the physical, emotional, and spiritual.
When a patient is admitted to Angela Hospice’s program, an individualized plan of care is developed. The physician works with the nursing staff to control pain and manage symptoms, nurse aides help provide personal care for the patient, and the rest of the hospice team provides support as needed.
Where is care provided?
Most often hospice care is provided in the patient’s or a relative’s home, through home visits and consultations. When hospice home care begins, Angela Hospice staff works with the patient’s family to teach them how to provide day-to-day care for their loved one. Angela Hospice also provides hospice care in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted livings, as well as in the Angela Hospice Care Center.
The hospice philosophy
Is it time for Hospice?Frequently Asked Questions about hospice careWatch a video about Angela HospiceTo initiate hospice care or for more information about Angela Hospice programs,
- Hospice is a philosophy rather than a place.
- Hospice cares for the entire family.
- The goal of hospice is to keep patients as alert and pain-free as possible, allowing them to live their remaining life in comfort while surrounded by the people who love them.
- Hospice makes no attempt to prolong life or to hasten death.
- Hospice is best when begun early enough that the patient and family can benefit fully from support and counseling.
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