byAlma Abell

Choosing hospice care % of those polled in a recent study preferred to spend their final days in their own home with family and friends. If you are part of that percentage you need the services that Home Hospice Care Providers can provide.

Hospice does not mean the end of living it means to live as you choose in your own home for as long as you choose or can. You may want to enter a free-standing hospice facility at a later date if you find that you are no longer comfortable receiving care in your own home. Hospice is much more than the end of life care, it is a multi-disciplinary approach that puts you, the patient, at the center of all decisions. You are involved from day one in all aspects and components of your treatment plan.

Hospice can help provide you with the medications and equipment you need to feel comfortable in your own home and also work with your family and friends to help them fully understand your care and choices. If you so choose most hospice providers also work with counsellors and religious personnel to create a strong and supportive team who are there to provide not just physical support but psychological and spiritual resources as well.

If you have decided that ongoing medical treatment is not in your best interest and does not provide you with the options that you would like to see in your final days the care that Home Hospice Care Providers can provide may be the answer that you and your family seek. The choice to enter hospice care is personal and not something that should be decided on a whim. Take the time to meet with experienced hospice providers and see what options are available to you.