Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Eight Things You Need to Know About Hope Hospice (Before You Need Hope Hospice)

As part of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November, Hope Hospice is committed to providing community education about hospice care so that you and your loved ones have all the information you need – even before you need us.

  1. Hospice is a program of comprehensive care and services that brings the patient and family the medical, emotional and spiritual support they need during life’s final journey.
  2. Hospice care is about adding quality to each individual’s life for as long as possible.
  3. Hope’s palliative care programs ensure comfort and dignity and prevent needless suffering.
  4. Hope Hospice is committed to providing quality care and support to patients in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in one of our four Hope Hospice houses.
  5. Eligibility for hospice benefits often begins sooner than you think and is typically available much longer than you might expect.
  6. Hope Hospice cares for every individual facing a life-limiting illness, regardless of age, illness or ability to pay – nobody is denied our care.
  7. Hope Hospice offers grief and bereavement services to family members – including programs specifically for children.
  8. Hope Hospice serves people of all backgrounds, traditions and religions, and allows them to be with their families while receiving care. Emotional and spiritual support are tailored for each individual’s personal needs.
Hospice can enhance patients’ quality of life and ease the transition for their loved ones. Remember to speak with your doctor about the options for hospice as soon as a life-limiting diagnosis is made.