What is Hospice Care?

By The Care Centers. Posted on Sun Jun 28 2015

Hospices provide specialized care and support for those individuals who are approaching the end of their life.  Most Hospices accept patients who have a life expectancy of six months or less.

The overall purpose of a hospice is to support all of the patients needs and requirements and enable those patients to live their remaining days with dignity and comfort.

Hospices not only offer all the physical and medical care for patients, but also provide for the psychological and spiritual care so that a patient, and their loved ones, can be at peace throughout their final days.

The Hospice care team generally consists of a medical team, health aides, spiritual counselors, occupational therapists, and other volunteers.  In addition, loved ones are key component of the Hospice care team.

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