Hospice makes more meaningful moments possible

November 10, 2014


National Hospice Month

Moments of Life:

Made Possible by Hospice is showing the world that hospice is about more than care for the dying. Hospice and palliative care can make more meaningful moments possible, even when a person is facing a serious or even terminal illness. Watch these families' stories to see the difference this person-centered care can make.

HOSPICE is a program of care for terminally ill patients who wish to spend their last months, weeks and days in their own homes, or wherever they call “home”, such as an assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility, supported and cared for by family members and a team of Hospice nurses, physician, therapists, aides, social workers, spiritual counselors and volunteers. A family member or friend is designated as primary caregiver.
Hospice is special because it concentrates on care, not cure. Hospice focuses on comfort and pain management for the patient, and support for the entire family. The goal of Hospice is to make sure your final journey is what you want it to be, enabling you to spend time enjoying the surroundings and the people you love.

Hospice staff and volunteers go far beyond the normal scope of care. They are trained in complementary care which is offered to patients and families for enhanced comfort and quality of life.
Reiki
Therapeutic Touch
Massage
Aromatherapy
Hand Massage
Labyrinth Walking

Individuals Who Would Qualify For Hospice Care
Those not seeking curative treatment, or, treatment is no longer an option in their care
Those with a prognosis of 6 months or less life expectancy who desire comfort care

Link: www.momentsoflife.org