Alzheimer's & Dementia Hospice
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are usually very difficult and physical and emotional battles.
Hospice is helpful in the end stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Peace Hospice serves their dementia patients by controlling symptoms. Hospice improves the quality of life and reduces anxiety for both patients and their families.
When is the right time for hospice?
Hospice is treatment designed for patients who have a life expectancy of six months or less. Six months of less can be difficult to access with dementia due to the slow decline of many patients. Only a doctor can order a hospice evaluation or make a clinical determination of life expectancy. However, here are common signs that the Alzheimer’s or dementia has progressed to a point where a patient will likely benefit from hospice care:
- Complete dependency on others for eating, dressing, and grooming.
- Only able to say a few words
- Inability to walk
- Severe signs of anxiety
How can Hospice help my loved one or me?
Patients who utilize hospice services report a higher quality of life than those who don’t. Hospice patients can take comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their treatment. Patients receive care based on their specific health issues, and they specify what services they receive and don’t receive.
An interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement specialists, and volunteers provide hospice care. Every member of the Peace Hospice team is experienced in guiding people through the difficulties of advance-staged cancer.
View our services page to see the service that Peace Hospice provides our patients.
"Your staff member, Violet, is a phenomenal caregiver. I'm so happy I chose Peace."
"Peace is a gracious and loving company, I do not think any other company could ever be better. I want to thank you for everything you have done, it was always done as soon as we asked."
Patient’s Family Member
"My dear friend: Thank you so very much for being there for me. I don’t think I could have made it without you. Hospice is a gift from God. You are all very special in my heart. I wish I could find the words to let you know how wonderful you all are. God … has blessed me in knowing you. All my love."
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