When is the Right Time for Calling Hospice Care
by Shannon Dauphin
Hospice care can help ease the end-of-life transition for your loved one. Many people wait to call hospice until the final days, but that might not be the best option.
Calling Hospice Care: When is the Right Time?
Making the decision to call hospice care for your loved one can be heartbreaking. But in giving your loved one the best end-of-life care possible, hospice is a very good choice.
How do you know when it’s time?
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is designed to provide medical care, comfort, and compassion during a person’s last days. When all potential treatments have been exhausted and a person decides it is time to let nature take its course, hospice care provides pain management and emotional support. It also offers bereavement counseling for those who are left behind.
Why Hospice Care Matters
Hospice care vows to neither prolong nor hasten death. Hospice workers strive to provide the utmost dignity for a person while allowing death to occur naturally. Hospice support can ease the physical end-of-life transition, but it can also provide the immense relief that peace of mind can bring.
Hospice patients can know that their loved ones are not alone in their struggle to accept death and grieve the loss. That simple yet vital knowledge can make their last days much easier.
The caregivers at Andelcare are available to talk with you and your family about all of your live-in home care needs. Andelcare is a home care agency providing quality, affordable home care in Seattle WA and the surrounding communities. Call 888-788-3051 for more information.