How Hospice Helps Families

In today’s society, hospice care is becoming more and more commonplace as people are choosing to stay at home at the end of their lives, as opposed to medical facilities. According to the Hospice Foundation of America, or HFA, the main purpose of hospice care is to offer “medical care toward a different goal: maintaining or improving the quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is unlikely to be cured.” HFA adds that hospice is available to patients and their families when there are simply no curative measures left to be taking, and life expectancy is six months of less.

An important aspect of hospice care is not only helping the patient enjoy the best quality of life during the time they have left; it is also helping the family as they move through this often difficult time. Hospice care helps to empower the family of the person receiving the care, bringing them stability and integrity for their loved one. At Providence Care, we are focused on delivering compassionate, patient-oriented end-of-life care. We care deeply about our patients and their families, and strive to exceed all expectations. Each program is tailored specifically toward our clients and their families.

Families are able to rest assured that their loved one is comforted and respected, and that not just one aspect of pain is managed – most expect that physical pain needs will be met, but with hospice care, we also focus on the emotional and spiritual pain that can come when facing a terminal illness. Many times, families in hospice care are experiencing a large range of emotions. Many wonder if they’re doing enough for the patient. Sometimes, there is regret and unsaid thoughts and feelings. Often, families are already feeling a sense of loss, and wondering how to cope with it. With hospice care, those needs are addressed.

When you choose hospice care from Providence Care, we will help your entire family through the end-of-life needs of your loved one, and beyond as you experience grief and loss. We will help you learn healthy ways to cope with the pain of grieving, and we’ll respect the personal and highly individual experience grief is. Whatever your grief experience is, it’s important to be patient with yourself and your other grieving family members, and allow the process to unfold naturally. Providence Care’s grief and loss recovery programs offer both one-on-one counseling, as well as group support. You will not be alone in your loved one’s end of life journey when you choose us to help you.

If someone in your family needs hospice care in the privacy of the home setting, you should know Providence Care is only a phone call or message away. When you visit our contact page, you’ll find our complete listing of telephone numbers depending on your area, as well as a convenient online contact form if you’d prefer to contact us online. Either way you contact us, you can rest assured that we will be ready to help you. At Providence Care, we provide hope in action, and we look forward to being a part of your life.

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