When is hospice the right choice?
When is hospice the right choice? If you or a loved one is suffering from a life-limiting illness, there comes a time when hospice care should be considered. For some people in the advanced stages of an illness, there tends to be a philosophy shift from aggressive curative treatments to comfort treatments with a focus on the quality of life as the highest priority. Hospice services focus on a person's quality of life and aim to help them live as comfortably as possible; with peace of mind they have a team in place to support them as well as their family.
Hospice services are often recommended when:
Curative treatments are no longer effective, or a cure for the disease is not available.
Potential treatments are offered with the goal of extending life, but the patient may see the side effects of treatment as worse than the condition itself.
The patient has uncontrolled pain.
Families desire to keep the person at home instead of transferring them to a hospital or nursing home.
The patient’s healthcare physician can help determine whether hospice care is medically appropriate.
Do you have more questions?
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