What hospice is not
What Hospice is Not
Hospice IS NOT a place or an institution like a hospital.
Hospice IS a philosophy of care provided wherever the patient calls home – residential, nursing or a retirement facility.
Hospice IS NOT a place to send people to die.
Hospice IS a way of helping people live the remaining time of their lives fully and with as much comfort as possible.
Hospice IS NOT a “death bed” service only for people in the last 48 hours of life.
Hospice IS a comprehensive care program for patients and families, which emphasizes the quality of life; it is most effective during the final six months of life expectancy.
Hospice IS NOT just for cancer patients.
Hospice IS available to patients of any age, race, sex, or religion who have a disease in its final stages.
Hospice IS NOT a resignation to hopelessness and helplessness.
Hospice IS a way to realistically and humanely deal with one of the great challenges of human life by offering new perspectives on hope and help to patients and families.
Hospice care is NOT expensive.
Hospice IS a cost-effective, alternate system that keeps the patient at home and cared for by the family. Medicare, Medicaid, as well as many private insurers, cover hospice care.
Hospice IS NOT a place or an institution where you go. It is a philosophy of care which addresses the needs of families and caregivers when traditional and aggressive treatments are no longer safe or beneficial for a loved one.
Hospice Care IS sometimes referred to as Comfort Care. This type of treatment uses a holistic approach, which shifts focus off the disease and places emphasis on the persons and their families, using an interdisciplinary team approach.
Hospice IS about life! It focuses on quality of life rather than quantity. It emphasizes living each day to its fullest.
Hospice Care seeks to improve the quality of life through the management of pain, and by promoting spiritual, physical, social, cultural and emotional well-being.
We provide hospice care wherever the patient calls home. Home may be a private residence, an assisted living facility, or a retirement or nursing home. In some instances, hospice care may also be provided for a short period in an acute-care setting like a hospital. The goal in such exceptional situations would be to return patients to their home settings as soon as possible.
"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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