What Is Hospice Care?
It should be noted that hospice is not a place; it is a form of care that can be delivered in a long-term care facility, or in the patient’s home. This being stated, there are freestanding facilities that offer hospice care.Pain control will be one of the most important aspects of hospice care for most people. Doctors that are in this field have a thorough understanding of the most advanced ways to keep patients comfortable during this transition.Spiritual caregivers are also available to hospice patients, and of course, a clergy member that they are already comfortable with can be part of the team. In addition to the assistance that is provided for the patient, there is help for family members in the form of therapists and social workers.