In this video, you will learn about local hospice care. Hospice care is designed to help in the last months of life. People who are either choosing to stop their terminal treatment or can no longer continue with treatment will be considered for hospice care. There are a few ways to be considered for hospice care.
They can be referred by hospital staff, family members, or other members of the medical profession. A lot of times, hospice is just as much about the family as it is the family. Terminally ill patients are generally the first ones considered for hospice care. Symptom control, comfort, and respect are some of the founding principles for hospice care. Nurses who work for hospice are specially trained to make the last months of life comfortable. The quality of life is important. It can be maximized under different circumstances. Touching, feeling, being present with the individual and their loved ones is important. Sometimes, families are left out of the loop during care. Finally, with hospice care, the family can be more involved in the process. Very often, patients will die in pain at the end of their life. Hospice care is a way to ensure the last moments of someone’s life are comfortable.