Studies have shown that when a person enrolls in hospice care they are more likely to have increased family satisfaction and better symptom and pain management. They are also less likely to undergo tests or be given medication they don’t need or want.
Yes. Our goal is to provide optimal care to the patient. Our medical team coordinates care with the patient and family to ensure symptom management. When you begin hospice care, medication and other treatments to cure your serious illness will stop. For example, if you are receiving chemotherapy that is meant to treat or cure your cancer, that must end before you can enter hospice care. However, a person in hospice can continue to take medications to treat other conditions or symptoms, for example, high blood pressure.
Hospice services can be provided in the comfort of your home, long-term care facilities, foster homes, and Assisted or Independent Living Facilities.