Sometimes, cancer treatments stop working or long-term remission is no longer possible, despite the best patient’s and doctors’ best efforts.
During these unfortunate times, hospice can do a lot. Peace Hospice ensures you or your loved one is cared for and that they are surrounded by the people and things that they love. Hospice does not add days to peoples’ lives. Peace Hospice adds quality to peoples’ remaining days.
When is the right time for hospice?
Cancer can be a very difficult disease, and we commonly hear people say they wish they had gone to hospice sooner. The patient’s oncologist or attending physician is generally the doctor who orders a hospice evaluation. Hospice is treatment designed for patients who have a life expectancy of six months or less. At this point, patients are considered to have advanced-stage cancer, and they can benefit from hospice services. Common signs of advanced-stage cancer are:
- Treatment is no longer fully effective
- Malignancy is progressing despite treatment.
- The patient is steadily weakening.
- The burden of treatment outweighs the benefits of treatment.
How can Hospice help my loved one or me?
Cancer.gov states that 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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