Many people prefer not to think about death in their day-to-day lives. For most people, a good death means being physically comfortable, at peace in your own home, enjoying as many moments as possible with loved ones doing the things you love to do up until the very end. A good death is possible with hospice care.
A good death is possible with hospice care. Hospice is a team-oriented approach to providing specialized care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. It includes expert medical care, pain management and emotional support for patients and their families. Hospice care supports living one’s life to the fullest with dignity regardless of how much time remains.
When my uncle was diagnosed with cancer and he went from being a strong man to someone who was told he did not have long to live. One of the best things for my family was, knowing that Hospice would be there and help to make him as comfortable as possible. There are so many wrong myths of having Hospice Care and they are further from the truth.
When a patient is admitted at an appropriate time, hospice can improve his or her quality of life. Nearly three-fourths of family caregivers agree that hospice care is best for a terminally ill patient. Of this group, 69 percent believe that hospice makes a better impact on the patient’s family as well. People think that the patients are lying around dying, , that’s not the truth they make the patient as comfortable as possible.
Why would people think that the family loses control of their loved ones and what happens to them. The facts are that a family is generally able to choose their preferred hospice provider and can be trained to serve as a primary caregiver, with a specialist to provide support when needed. It is the unique nature of hospice that allows family to play a vital role in the patient’s care – creating more moments of life before a life is over. It is the quality of these final moments that can define a “good death
There are so many good reasons to why we should be thankful for hospice, and they are to provide you with help as well as your loved one. Like I said we are so thankful for the ones who helped my family with my uncle.
What people do not know is that Hospice is a great big help and gives a family a piece of mind. It’s never too soon to explore your end-of-life options.To join the national conversation on how to make more meaningful moments possible, find a hospice, or learn more about what hospice is all about…visit MomentsofLife.org.