Hospice

hospice careHospice is a special way of caring for people who are terminally ill, and for their families. This care includes physical care and counseling. Hospice care is given by a public agency or private company. It is for all age groups, including children, adults, and the elderly during their final stages of life. The goal of hospice is to care for you and your family and to help you make the most of the last months of life by giving comfort and relief from pain.

All ill people are eligible for hospice care or palliative benefits Sovereign Ease Caregiver & Nursing Care:

  • At Sovereign Ease, every person is eligible.
  • Are certified by the doctor and the hospice medical director as terminally ill and probably have less than six months to live.
  • Have signed a statement choosing hospice care instead of routine insurance covered benefits for the terminal illness.
  • Have received care from us always approved hospice care.
  • Choose not to pursue aggressive treatment.

Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice

Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when the person is not going to survive the illness. Hospice care is most often offered only when the person is expected to live 6 months or less.

A serious illness affects more than just the body. It touches all areas of a person’s life, as well as lives of that person’s family members. Palliative care can address these effects of a person’s illness. Your doctor and the hospice will work with you and your family to set up a plan of care that meets your needs. The plan of care can include the following services:

  • Physician services
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Social worker services
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Home health aide and homemaker services
  • Dietary counseling
  • Respite care
  • Spiritual care

Emotional, social, and coping problems. clients and their families face stress during illness that can lead to fear, anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. Family members may take on care giving, even if they also have jobs and other duties. Sovereign Ease Caregiver & Nursing Care staff member are there for you. 

Alternative Names

Comfort care; End of life – palliative care; Hospice – palliative care.

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