What Does Hospice Care Really Mean?

LPN putting blanket over hospice patient

If you currently live with a terminal illness, hospice care may have been recommended to you. If you’re confused about the term hospice care and wonder if it may be the right fit for you and your health needs, Phoenix Home Health Care & Hospice can explain. 

What Is Hospice Care?

While many consider hospice care “end of life care,” it can qualify as many things. Patients are recommended hospice care when they are diagnosed with terminal illnesses, chronic illnesses, or nearing the end of life. No matter the case, our staff always focuses on quality of life. A sense of comfort for you or your loved one matters. That’s why our hospice program centers around the patient’s home, so they can live peacefully in a place that’s familiar to them.

What Can Hospice Care Provide?

Hospice care can provide many amenities that other care facilities simply can’t match. Our patients can access services such as: 

  • On-call nursing available 24/7
  • Routine visits made by nurses who make individualized care plans for every patient
  • Medical Social Workers provide emotional support and care for those who need it
  • Medications and supplies available anytime to make the patient more comfortable
  • Companionship and support provided by volunteers
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more

Many of these services aren’t available in traditional care facilities, which makes Phoenix Home Care & Hospice a facility that can do it all.

Am I Ready for Hospice Care?

Hospice care doesn’t necessarily mean you’re near the end of your life. It may be that you are unable to care for yourself due to a specific condition or other incurable illness. Whatever the case, hospice helps to provide the quality of life you deserve — on your terms. You get to decide how you’re cared for and what kind of treatment you’d like to receive. Hospice doesn’t mean the end — it can mean a whole new beginning for your treatment. If you’re ready to receive quality health care in your home and alleviate pain or discomfort, hospice may be right for you.

Start Your New Beginning With Phoenix Home Care & Hospice

If you’re ready for a change when it comes to your medical care, our hospice program may be the right fit for you. Call 1-888-830-2388 or contact us for more information.

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