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 aggressive, curative treatments are no longer effective and the burden of those treatments outweigh the benefits.

 

The care is provided wherever someone calls home and is generally paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances.

 

In hospice care, the focus becomes enhancing quality of life and supporting patients and families through that journey by utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Social Workers, Spiritual Care Counselors, and Various Therapies are specially trained in end of life care and work together to support patients and families during these difficult times.

 

If you would like to talk more about Hospice Care, please reach out to me! I would love to help!