To receive hospice care, a physician must agree that a patient has a six-month prognosis if the disease runs its normal course. The patient must also no longer be seeking aggressive curative treatment. With hospice, care shifts from cure to comfort, focusing on pain and symptom management and quality of life.
Hospice is not only for the elderly—we care for people of all ages who are nearing the end of life.
When considering if a patient meets the medical guidelines for hospice services, ask yourself: Would I be surprised if a particular individual lived longer than six months?
Diseases and Conditions We Care For
We serve patients of all ages who have a variety of life-limiting diseases or conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
General Signs and Symptoms
Signs indicating a patient may meet the medical guidelines
for hospice include:
Hospice For All Seasons provides services without regard to ability to pay, age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or lifestyle.
The Beautiful Butterfly.
It's said that when you see a butterfly, it's someone you love in heaven reminding you of them and giving you a reason to remember all the beautiful memories you shared with them. So, share proudly and remember all the good times.
~ by Dave Hedges
Amanda and Joe spreading holiday cheer
Hospice For All Seasons patients receiving care at home have access to our medical professionals 24 hours a day. If there's a medical crisis, patients and their families often have the choice of staying home instead of going to a hospital.
Once a life-limiting illness is diagnosed, there are many choices to be made. As illness progresses, the goals of your treatment may change. Your physician can help you and your family decide if it is time to
re-focus your goals of care differently. Below are some questions to ask yourself:
It's about living each day to the fullest.
The goal of hospice care is to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life in persons facing a life limiting illness. Hospice For All Seasons strongly believes in the affirmation of life while viewing death as a natural process.
Hospice neither hastens nor prolongs death. Our goal is to help patients live the remainder of their lives as fully and comfortably as possible. When curative treatments are no longer working and/or a patient no longer desires to continue them, hospice is an available treatment option. Most people, if asked, will say they dream of a peaceful, comfortable end of life experience, surrounded by their loved ones. Our interdisciplinary team of trained professionals work together to deliver hospice services that can make that dream a reality.
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