Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Difficulties of Illness

When you have a loved one who is terminally ill it can be difficult to care for them. While you may be doing all that you can, you can feel like it is not enough. When it comes to illnesses, people usually think that the difficulty lies solely with patient, but in fact the people who are taking care of the patient experience a lot of hardships and stress as well.

 

If you are a caregiver, there are certain things that you can do in order to alleviate some of the stress that you are going through.

  • Make sure that you are getting the right amount of nutrition and rest so that you will on top of your game when it comes to treating your loved one.
  • Get help. If you have friends and family that are able to help have them help. You can also seek hospice help.

 

Caring for a loved one can be very difficult and stressful, but when it is someone that you love you are willing to make the sacrifice to help them. ProCare Hospice of Nevada can help you care for your loved one, even if they are at your home. ProCare will be able to help not only the patients with their treatment and quality of life, but they can also provide assistance to the family.

 

When a family member has a terminal illness, you do have options. ProCare Hospice of Nevada will help you to feel like you are not alone in the process of taking care of your loved one. They will help you to make your loved one comfortable and satisfied during their final stages of life. They can offer you and your loved one peace of mind with regards to the situation you are in.

 

When your loved one is terminally ill, call ProCare Hospice of Nevada—your Las Vegas hospice—so that you can get the treatment needed for your loved one.

Hospice Misconception

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to hospice care. Many people believe that a hospice referral means that the patient is imminently dying and that they should give up on their care. But, that is not the case. In fact, this is just one of the many misconceptions about hospice care.

 

Hospice care is high quality care that focuses on quality of life, symptom management and comfort. A hospice is not a place for people to simply come and die but rather a philosophy of care that focuses on each patient, individually.

 

Hospice care is 100% covered by Medicare and Medicaid and is covered by most private insurances. If you are in need of hospice care, you should not be worried about the cost.

 

Hospice care is meant for anyone with terminal or life limiting illnesses. Hospice is not only for people with a specific illness, but rather for anyone who is terminally ill.

 

When it comes to hospice care, you can be certain that you are going to receive complete care, ranging from physical treatment to spiritual treatment. You can also be assured that you are receiving treatment for your illness without being made to feel like you are just another body passing through. ProCare Hospice of Nevada provides this care to its patients and their families.

 

If you are in need of a Hospice, call ProCare Hospice of Nevada—your Las Vegas hospice—today.

Hospice Myths

When it comes to Hospice care, there are a lot of different myths out there. Some of these myths are based in fact, and others are not. If you are considering hospice care, there are some things that you should know.

 

  • Hospice provides care for seriously ill people and their loved ones regardless of their diagnosis.
  • While people who are near death can get treatment through a hospice, an early referral to a hospice program can help an individual and family members to fully benefit from hospice care.
  • Patients do not need to be home bound to receive hospice care. In fact a hospice will help patients to be as active as possible.
  • The patient will may still be able to receive their treatment for their illness, and they can also have comfort treatment.
  • Hospice does not only help a patient, but they also provide support and resources for the entire family.
  • Hospice care is available for people of all ages.
  • Hospice care encourages a patient to see their own physician.
  • A hospice provides hope for comfort, acceptance and peace
  • Most insurances cover hospice care.
  • There is no requirement for a DNR (do not resuscitate) order
  • Hospice care will help family members deal with the death of their loved one.

Hospice care is most beneficial when you and your physicians have decided that curative treatments are no longer effective as the hospice will continue to provide care for the symptoms of your terminal illness.  Hospice care does not mean that you are giving up on life, instead they will help to make you more comfortable while you are still receiving treatment. ProCare Hospice of Nevada—your Las Vegas hospice—can help to make your life easier when you are faced with a terminal illness.

Meals on Wheels Community Challenge

Today Representatives from Creekside Hospice, Meadows Bank and ProCare Hospice joined Linda Lanquist, Executive Director for Inspirations Senior Living, at The Pahrump Valley Senior Center to attach three new “bricks” to the Meals on Wheels Community Challenge. Attached are the pictures and press release explaining this wonderful event that reflects the generosity of our community. Please help me share this wonderful news.

 

Creekside Hospice – left to right: Linda Lanquist, Executive Director Inspirations Senior Living;Chaplain Bill Martinez, Creekside Hospice; Anne Blankenship-Harris, Business Manager, Pahrump Senior Center; and Cathie Martorano, Community Liaison Creekside Hospice.

 

Meadows Bank – left to right: Anne Blankenship-Harris, Business Manager, Pahrump Senior Center; Sue Bai, Vice President-Branch Manager Meadows Bank; and Linda Lanquist, Executive Director Inspirations Senior Living.

 

ProCare Hospice – left to right: Chaplain Scott Oakley, ProCare Hospice; Jean Farrell, RN Clinical Supervisor ProCare Hospice; Anne Blankenship-Harris, Business Manager, Pahrump Senior Center; Donna Torelli, Community Liaison, ProCare Hospice; and Linda Lanquist, Executive Director Inspirations Senior Living.