There are many misconceptions surrounding hospice care and the role it plays in helping those who are chronically ill. Some families and caregivers believe hospice care means losing control over the care of their loved one or simply giving up on treatment. But that's not the case.
Hospice care can either take place in a person's home or a long-term care facility where a patient can receive medical care in a comfortable environment. While it's true some patients don't sign up for hospice care until the end of their illness, many patients do sign early up early because of the services hospice care provides.
Ultimately, whether hospice care is right for you or your loved one largely depends on what you believe hospice is and what your current goals are. That said, here are three things families and patients ought to know about hospice care.
By 2030, up to 20% of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65. Now may be the right time to determine whether Tucson hospice services are the right choice for you further down the line.
Soulistic Hospice is a non-profit Tucson hospice service that provides a wide variety of hospice care and services to patients and their families. To learn more about our hospice care services, contact Soulistic Hospice today.