Palliative Care and Hospice Blog
When to Get Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s
As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can become increasingly difficult for patients and their families to manage the physical, emotional, and logistical challenges of care. Hospice is a valuable resource that can help provide relief from these burdens while improving the comfort and quality of life for those living with the disease. What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is
Benefits of Hospice Care for Cancer Patients
Hospice care is an important resource for cancer patients who are facing the end of their lives. Hospices provide comfort and support to cancer patients, offering comprehensive medical and emotional assistance. Many cancer patients choose hospice care when they are no longer able to tolerate cancer treatments or when it becomes clear that cancer cannot
When to Call Hospice Care for Dementia
The progression of dementia is unique to every individual, so it can be difficult to determine when hospice care may become necessary. Generally speaking, hospice care should be considered once a patient’s symptoms become severe enough that aggressive medical interventions and treatments are no longer beneficial. As the disease progresses, pain management, rehabilitation therapies, and
Inpatient Hospice vs. Outpatient Hospice
When a patient with a life-limiting illness reaches the end of their journey, hospice care is there to provide comfort and support to both the patient and their family. Hospice care helps promote quality of life by relieving pain, providing emotional and spiritual support, and helping guide families through difficult decisions during this emotionally charged
When Is It Time for Palliative Care?
Palliative care is an important part of end-of-life planning, but you don’t have to wait until the end of life to benefit from it. Palliative care services can start as soon as a diagnosis is made that indicates a serious or life-limiting condition. It’s important for patients and their families to be proactive in seeking
What Are the Four Levels of Hospice Care?
Hospice care is a form of medical support and comfort for people with terminal illnesses. This type of end-of-life care focuses on providing physical and emotional comfort to patients and their families, rather than attempting to cure the illness. Hospice care involves four levels of service depending on the patient’s need: home care, continuous hospice