Hospice is About Living Life on Your Terms
Hospice care focuses on improving the quality of life for persons and their families faced with a life-limiting illness. The primary goals of hospice care are to provide comfort, relieve physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering, and promote the dignity of terminally ill persons. As such, it is palliative (comfort) care, not curative care.
Hospice doesn’t give anyone the power to shorten or prolong life, just the power to live it as you choose. Heart of Hospice is committed to the idea that Hospice isn’t about dying, it’s about living and making each journey the best it can be.
What Kind of Treatment Is Provided Through Hospice Care?
Is There a Distinction Between Hospice and Palliative Care?
What is the Difference Between Hospice and Home Health Nursing Care? Two primary differences exist between Hospice care and home health nursing. First, any patient with a skilled medical care need is qualified to receive home health nursing care if they are homebound. The patient may be recuperating from heart surgery or require intravenous medication for an infection from which they are expected to recover. Hospice care is limited to persons with a terminal illness, usually with a life expectancy of six months or less, and with a focus on palliation (comfort care) not cure. Second, where persons in home health care receive visits primarily from a nurse or therapist, persons in hospice care receive the services of an entire interdisciplinary team whose area of expertise is end-of-life care.