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.

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