Hospices Arlington MA
Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Hospice
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice
Nursing homes, Hospice
Hospice Care, In-home Care
What Is Hospice?
The goal of hospice is to provide the patient the ability to have an alert, pain free life, as well as manage their symptoms, so they can be surrounded by their loved ones while they spend their last days in dignity . The person is treated instead of the disease. Hospice care is always family centered.
Most of the time, a complete interdisciplinary health team will manage the hospice care . Doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, home health aides, clergy, therapists, and trained volunteers will all provide care for the patient. They will all have their specialties, and together they will be able to provide complete care in managing pain as well as giving social, emotional, and spiritual support.
The main focus of pain and symptom control is to allow the patient to be comfortable while staying in control of their life and having some enjoyment . They will manage side effects to eliminate as much pain as possible, while keeping the patient alert enough to be able to enjoy their family and make decisions.
Hospice care is also intended to care for the patient’s spiritual needs . Since no two...