Hospice care IS end-of-life care. When someone has a life-limiting condition from cancer to heart disease, or even simple old age, hospice may be the way to go. Hospice has a team approach with nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, aides for personal care, and trained volunteers. They are there to make sure the patient is comfortable and supported in the dying process. The focus is on quality-of-life and control for the patient, and support for the family too.
- Q How often do hospice care professionals visit a cancer patient at home?
- Q Why are advance directives important for hospice patients?
- Q What is a hospice care plan?
- Q What should I ask my doctor about hospice care?
- Q Where can I receive hospice care?
- Q Will I be asked to stop hospice if I live beyond six months?