What is Hospice Care?

What is Hospice Care?

What is Hospice Care?   Hospice care is the care that is provided at end of life, when the life expectancy of the terminally ill person is six months or less if the medical condition should follow it’s natural course.   Hospice care is appropriate when...
When is it time for Hospice?

When is it time for Hospice?

It’s a difficult decision to make, but how do you know when the time is right?   When a person is nearing end of life, you may notice things changing.   Maybe they aren’t eating as much as they used to, sleeping or napping more, experiencing mood changes, losing...
The Stigma of Hospice

The Stigma of Hospice

Hospice.   The word Hospice has a stigma around it that many associate with giving up hope and giving into an inevitable death.   People don’t want to talk about death, they don’t want to think about death, and they often go along with life pretending it...
Nursing Availability and Hospice

Nursing Availability and Hospice

True or False? When someone is admitted to hospice, there will be a nurse at the bedside 24/7.   Unfortunately, this is false. The hospice team will make routine visits to assess the needs of the patient and family. There is also a 24/7 phone number for issues...