A Hospice Nurse was recently asked, “How can you work in hospice – it must be so sad!”
She answered, “I love providing highly-skilled, compassionate care because I know I make a huge difference in the quality of a person’s life. I love that I can use my training as a nurse to bring comfort and dignity to my patients and seeing the relief on their faces and on the faces of those who care for them. I love that I can offer practical solutions to patients and families and help them find more meaningful moments at the end of life.”
Hospice isn’t about dying, but is about living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness.
What is Hospice Care
Hospice care provides pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. The nation’s hospices serve more than 1.5 million people every year – and their family caregivers, too. Hospice care if fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans and HMOs.
Many people only consider hospice care in the final days of life, but hospice is ideally suited to care for patients and family caregivers for the final months of life.
Hospice and palliative care are available to people of all ages with any serious or life-limiting illness. Hospice care can make a profound difference and help maximize the quality of life for people at end of life and their families, and caregivers.
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