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5 Reasons Why People Choose Hospice Care for Loved Ones - South Carolina - Agapé Hospice

5 Reasons Why People Choose Hospice Care for Loved Ones

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 | Admin

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Hospice care brings end-of-life comfort to chronically or terminally ill patients by managing their pain and symptoms, and so there are many reasons why it can be the right choice. Making the decision to select hospice for a loved one can be extremely difficult. By keeping these benefits in mind, may help ease with your decision-making process.

1. Comfort at home
Healthcare facilities like hospitals are inherently stressful and sterile. The familiarity of receiving care at home or in a hospice facility—generally designed for warmth of appearance and patient-friendliness—can make life easier for patients, but in particular it can help with emotional well-being and comfort to improve quality of life.

2. Privacy with loved ones
Receiving hospice care at home also allows patients to have visitors according to their own schedule—not just visiting hours—and in the privacy of their own space. This need can be somewhat imminent given the potentially delicate and intimate subjects that may need to be addressed. Even those receiving hospice care in facilities experience more attention paid to their feelings, including their need for privacy.

3. Pain management and care
For a terminally ill patient to enjoy a good quality of life, they need to not be in pain. Hospice is focused on addressing this by minimizing discomfort, without the aggressive and often invasive methods that come with treatments aspiring to be curative.

4. Support for family caregivers
Illness in the family is a tough job that can take its toll. Hospice care can provide support for caregivers through services like grief and spiritual support, keeping them easily accessible, tailored to each situation, and smoothly integrated into other hospice care offerings.

5. More control for the patient
Being in charge of their surroundings, or even just continuing to live in their personal space with their usual routines, allows patients receiving hospice care at home to maintain a semblance of normalcy despite their dire health condition. They also call the shots in terms of their symptom management and what their priorities are for how their path to the end of life should feel. Of course, patients always retain the right to leave hospice care at any time.

If you have any questions about the services by Agapé Hospice, call us today. We have the answers you need to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

I simply wanted to say thank you to all the staff of Agapé Hospice on Stoneridge for the loving care, compassion and humanity shown to my father.

Paul Oswald,

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