Why do families choose hospice?
There are many reasons why families choose hospice care. It allows patients to end their lives as comfortably as possible, surrounded by family and friends. In-home hospice care gives patients and their families a greater sense of control than a hospital. Hospice also places a much greater emphasis on the spiritual and emotional aspects of dying.
Most hospice care is provided where the patient lives, whether it is their private home, a nursing home, or an assisted living complex. Being surrounded by one’s familiar belongings and surroundings is a core tenet of hospice care.
The philosophy of hospice is that everyone has the right to die free of pain and with dignity, and that families should be supported in helping to make this possible. At Armonia, we are equipped to provide quality care to the dying as well as support to their families. Our services can be particularly helpful to family members, who shoulder most of the burden and often must help an aging parent or other relatives.
Here are a few reasons why families choose hospice.
• Hospice Supports the whole family.
• Hospice gives patients and families more control.
• Hospice allows patients to stay at home.
Choosing hospice is not an easy decision and patients and families should never feel compelled to choose between care that extends life and care that provides comfort. However, those who have chosen hospice care should be thinking about hospice sooner rather than later.