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In honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November, Sharp HospiceCare brings you the following facts, information and helpful resources about the hope and dignity that is hospice care.
What Is Hospice Care?
Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient's loved ones as well.
How Does Hospice Care Work?
Typically, a family member serves as the primary caregiver and, when appropriate, helps make decisions for the terminally ill individual. Members of the hospice staff make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care or other services.
What Is Advanced Health Care Planning?
Taking personal responsibility for your health care requires creating a roadmap for handling changes in your health. Creating an effective plan requires in-depth knowledge about your health situation, consideration of cultural and religious beliefs, individual preferences and comprehensive communication with family members and your physician. Learn more about advanced care planning and consider creating your own advanced health care directive.
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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
This national nonprofit organization advocates for the terminally ill and their families and provides education on hospice and palliative care. The organization reports many facts on hospice care, including:
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