Facts About Hospice

If you have ever known someone who had a terminal illness, then you know that it is not easy to deal with. It can be difficult to know that someone you love is not going to be able to be a part of your life anymore. While this is a part of life, it is still difficult to deal with. If you have a loved one that is terminally ill then you may have been told that they should be taken to a hospice.
There are some things you should know about hospices.

  • Millions of people have been cared for by a hospice
  • A hospice is not a place, but rather a high-quality care that focuses on comfort and quality of life
  • Hospice care is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. You should never let the fear of cost prevent a person from accessing hospice care.
  • Hospice serves anyone with a life-limiting illness, regardless of age or type of illness
  • Hospice provides expert medical care as well as spiritual and emotional support to patients and families
  • Research has shown that the majority of Americans would prefer to be at home at the end of life. A hospice makes that possible for most people.
  • Hospice serves people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Hospice patients and families can receive care for six months or longer
  • A person may keep his or her referring physician involved while receiving hospice care
  • Hospice offers grief and bereavement services to family members to help them adjust to the loss in their lives
  • Research has shown people receiving hospice care can live longer than similar patients wo not opt for hospice

Making the decision to put someone you love in a hospice is a big decision. A hospice will be able to provide your loved one with the care that they need. It is important that we continue to value the quality of life for our loved ones.
If you have a loved one that is terminally ill then contact ProCare—your Las Vegas hospice—today.

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