Hospice Myths: The Family Loses Control Over Care During Hospice
One common misconception about hospice is that the family no longer maintains control over their loved one’s healthcare decisions. While hospice focuses on comforting the patient, the family still has a say in what medications are used as well as other healthcare decisions.
In-Home Hospice Care does not take the patient away from the family. Instead, the service is available so that your ailing loved one can be surrounded by family and enjoy the time spent together.
Family Time Is a Priority During Hospice Care
Hospice care can improve the patient’s quality of life, keeping them alert and comfortable so they can enjoy family, friends and activities. Patients in hospice care can play cards with grandchildren, share memories with the family, and take pictures and videos of precious moments together.
Family Is Closely Involved in Hospice Decisions
As a family member, you will be able to choose your loved one’s hospice provider. You can even be trained as the primary caregiver during the hospice treatment. Most families enjoy such a positive experience during hospice care that they wish they would have sought treatment earlier.
Hospice allows for more personal involvement in healthcare decisions, with the family seeing and interacting with the hospice staff frequently. You have a say in which hospice caregiver to use and it is a good idea to spend some time researching and interviewing a few to ensure they’ll be a good fit for your family. If you have questions about hospice care, please give us a call. The highly trained hospice experts at Bonita Springs Healthcare Services will walk you through what hospice care would be like for your family and answer any questions you may have.
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