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What Is Hospice?

*Hospice ... services. This sheet tells you more about hospice. It may help you decide if this care is right for ... you or your loved one. The goals of hospice Hospice is a special type of care for people with

Starting Hospice

*Hospice Start ... Palliative Care Organization   The hospice team Hospice is provided by a team. The team usually has ... hospice, how to choose hospice, and how to prepare for home care. Starting Hospice If you are

Hospice and Palliative Care: Planning

listen and help sort through these issues. Hospice and Palliative Care: Planning When a patient ... directives An important part of palliative care is making sure the patient's wishes at the end of life

Hospice

. Hospice What is hospice care? Hospice is a type of palliative care that provides services to improve ... The goal of hospice care is to provide the terminally ill child peace, comfort, and dignity

Advance Directive Quiz

after your death, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). It takes ... Know About Advance Directives? How important is it to draw up a living will? Take this quiz

Hospice: Understanding and Caring for Dyspnea

*Hospice Dyspnea Care ... . Hospice: Understanding and Caring for Dyspnea Dyspnea (also called shortness of breath or ... to help relieve breathing problems. Begin by asking the health care provider for advice on how to

COPD: End-of-Life Care

. A living will is one type of advance directive. This document describes the type of medical care ... provider The best time to plan for end-of-life care is while you’re relatively healthy. And a good

Hospice or Palliative Care: Management

are some details to help with end-of-life care. Hospice or Palliative Care: Management Hospice ... Hospice is made up of a team of caregivers who specialize in end-of-life care. This team usually

Advance Medical Directive

*Directive Advance Medical ... An advance medical directive is a form that lets you plan ahead for the care you’d want if you ... kind of advance directive. Some let you do both a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and a

Hospice: The Importance of Managing Pain

*Hospice Pain Management ... Hospice Managing Pain ... schedule and before pain gets severe. Remember that in hospice, good pain care is vital. It lets your ... relief from pain. The main goal of pain management in hospice is to improve quality of life. Pain

What Is Palliative Care?

*Care Palliative ... Palliative care is a way to improve quality of life for a patient who is being treated for a ... . Palliative care providers are experts in easing symptoms that cause distress. These may include

Hospice: As Death Nears

*Hospice Death Nears ... You have a loved one who is receiving care at the end of life. You have been helping to make your ... to help your loved one die with dignity. Hospice: As Death Nears You have a loved one who is

Lung Cancer: Planning for the Future

friends and loved ones may provide support when you need it most. Advance medical directives ... Advance medical directives are legal statements that explain your healthcare wishes. You can describe

Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End

to hospice care. Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End It’s a subject no one wants to think about ... hospice care. Hospice is not just for the elderly or cancer patients. Children receive hospice care

Important Decisions to Be Made in the Dying Process

care provider will be able to inform you of these options. Palliative/hospice care. Palliative ... care is care aimed at comfort rather than cure and treatment. Hospice is a type of palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Care: Signs and Symptoms of Approaching Death

same time, and some may never appear at all. Hospice and Palliative Care: Signs and Symptoms of ... Approaching Death Your hospice team's goal is to help prepare you for some of the things that might

Why It’s Important to Plan End-of-Life Care

also known as advanced care planning. It starts with a legal document called an advance directive. This ... care, keep these points in mind: Make sure your advance directive follows your state’s laws on end

Understanding Advance Care Planning

*Advance Care Plan ... Advance care planning is the process of deciding one’s own future medical care. It helps to make ... Advance Care Planning Advance care planning is the process of deciding one’s own future medical care

Topic Index - Home Health, Hospice, and Elder Care

Home Environment Safe Assistive Equipment for the Home Hospice Care Overview Palliative ... Detailed information on home health, hospice, and elder care, including types of provides, paying

Hospice Care Overview

Hospice care usually involves relieving symptoms and providing psychological and social support ... for the patient and family. The goal of hospice care is to provide the terminally ill patient peace


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