Nearly 30% of hospice patients in 2017 received hospice care for only a week in, and 50% received hospice care for 25 days or less 1. The unfortunate reality is that a few days of hospice care is not enough to provide those who are terminally ill the end of life care they need and deserve. Much of this is due to family members perceiving hospice as a last resort.
Palliative care is one of the most misunderstood fields of medicine out there. We’re here to clarify things.
If you have taken on the role of primary caretaker of your loved one as they approach the end of life, you may be wondering what you can do to alleviate some common issues that arise in the last days and hours before death. Here are our tips for providing comfort when these common problems occur:
Being the primary decision maker for someone means weighing out all of their options and choosing the one that you believe will give them the best possible quality of life for as long as possible. One of these options is hospice care.
It’s not uncommon to feel at a loss of things to say or do around someone who is terminally ill. Regardless of your loved one’s physical or mental ability, here are 5 meaningful activities you can do to show your care, love, and support.
COVID-19 has made everything difficult, but it has made spending time with terminally ill friends and family who are in group homes or hospital settings nearly impossible. As we impatiently wait for the day that everything can go back to what was “normal” before COVID-19 came into the picture, here are some ways you can be there for your loved one without physically being there.
End-of-life can be an overwhelming experience for many patients and their families. The right hospice can help alleviate some of this stress. Be sure the hospice provider you choose meets your needs by asking these questions.
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There are some big differences between Hospice and Home Health in terms of what is covered by Medicare Benefits.