How Hospice Helps: Demystifying the Hospice Experience

 In Advice

A terminal diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and families for a host of reasons. In addition to the emotional devastation of anticipating your loss, you probably have a variety of questions you’re not sure how to answer. Who will be involved in providing end-of-life care? Where should that care be provided? How will you manage symptoms and pain for the patient? How will you manage stress and psychological needs of family caregivers? How will hospice help?

Hospice care originated in the 20th century as a way to provide a choice for patients and families and address the feelings of helplessness that can come at the end of life. Hospice focuses on a holistic, team-oriented approach to patient care and ensuring compassionate, respectful access to physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and even financial support services.

Research has shown that patients who are enrolled in hospice often have better, faster pain management and a higher quality of life. Most who enroll choose to have care in the comfort of their own homes. And in many cases, patients live longer than those without access to hospice.

For nearly 40 years, The Denver Hospice has been here to help patients and families find answers and arrive at the right end-of-life support system for your unique needs. Our nurses, social workers and chaplains provide high-quality hospice and palliative care services for patients with advanced illnesses and injuries. Our skilled teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and care for patients wherever they reside–in their own homes, skilled-care facilities, hospitals or at our own Inpatient Care Center at Lowry.

Read some of the most frequently asked questions about hospice or contact us today on (303) 321-2828.

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