Hospices Are Not All The Same
To ensure that you receive the services explained above and Hospice For All Seasons care, please ask for us by name or call us at 1-855-234-2555 or 717-234-2555 with any hospice related question or referral.
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.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care focuses on the relief of pain and suffering and on providing the best quality of life possible for patients and their families. Similar to hospice, palliative care is typically provided by a team of providers from different disciplines to address the complex needs of seriously ill patients and can be delivered in a person’s home, or at a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility.
How can palliative care help?
Palliative care can improve quality of daily life by providing relief from physical symptoms including pain, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath and loss of appetite. By decreasing physical symptoms, individuals may be better able to tolerate medical treatments. Palliative care can also decrease the level of emotional stress and can help to better match treatment plans to individual and family goals.
How is palliative care different from Hospice?
Both, palliative care and hospice, sound same when it comes to the most important issue of caring for chronically ill and dying people, but they do differ from the way it is being provided. Palliative care focuses on relieving from suffering and the patient may or may not be terminally ill, whereas hospice is the care given to terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or less to live.
Patients can continue to receive hospice care if they live beyond 6 months.
Hospice patients can be active and feeling good, and still receive the benefit.
Hospice is for families as well as patients.
Hospice patients do not need to be homebound.
Hospice is a service not a place.
Hospice is for people of all ages, not only the elderly.
Hospice is available 24 hours per day/7 days per week.
Massage is wonderful to relive stress and promote relaxation, but it is also helpful for issues caused by muscular pain. Trigger points & gentle stretching soften tight areas allowing you to be more comfortable. We often use aromatherapy with these sessions.
Reflexology is a therapy that addresses all areas of the body via the reflex channels in the foot, hands or ears. Because the focus is on the nervous system, medical reflexology is very effective in balancing the body. Often used for: symptoms such as nausea/constipation and for decreasing stress & pain.
Hypnotherapy uses the power of your own mind to teach you how to work with feelings of stress/worry, pain, trouble sleeping and more. Through guided imagery you can experience a place of rest and rejuvenation.
Aromatherapy uses scent to evoke feelings of peace, comfort, lightness. The highest grade of essential oils help to calm the mind, to ease breathing by opening head & chest, and to support other symptoms in a non-pharmaceutical way.
Acupuncture is an ideal complementary treatment in palliative care. It is effective for a myriad of symptoms including pain, constipation, sleeplessness, stress, diarrhea, anxiety, dyspnea, and confusion.
Reiki & Therapeutic Touch are approaches to energy work. Some traditions refer to this as similar to "laying on of hands ." The practitioner acts as a vessel of loving presence which allows the receiver to experience whatever is needed. Most people say they feel a deep sense of peace and comfort.
Among its responsibilities, the interdisciplinary hospice team:
Hospice For All Seasons is focused on providing quality, compassionate individualized care for patients and their families, when facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Our services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of experienced healthcare professionals, working together to support you through an often difficult season of life. Our goal is to maximize quality of life, control pain, manage symptoms and provide social, psychological and spiritual support to those we are honored to serve. Hospice For All Seasons affirms life with the goal of helping patients live the remainder of their lives as fully and comfortably as possible.
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We Honor Veterans program tools and resources enabling enrollees such as Hospice For All Seasons to:
Hospice Medical Director
Certified Nursing Aides
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapist