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What You Need to Know About Hospice Care for Your Ill Loved One

You’re probably feeling a variety of emotions when a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness. You might not know what to do to help them or even yourself. Figuring out the next steps can be very confusing, and that’s when hospice comes in for the necessary care. Basically, the focus shifts from symptom management. An interdisciplinary team aims to improve quality of life and provide much needed physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual support. Hospice can offer a wide variety of services such as caregivers, bereavement, medical equipment, prescription medications, and much more. Most individuals do not realize hospice can be utilized before the last couple of weeks of life. That’s exactly why so many miss out on the comfort priority when terminally ill. In addition, to family members not feeling so alone after their passing, since bereavement support is offered for a longer period of time.

So, if hospice seems like the next possible step, then consider speaking with your loved ones’ physician or a social worker to answer questions that you might have in mind. Then, speak to extended family in order to prepare them for the decision.

Now, at Bluevine Healthcare, helping support our patients and their families drives our work. Our mission is to extend love and peace to individuals and communities that we serve. We provide an innovative continuum of care and utilize technology to power care delivery throughout our organization. Whether in a hospital setting or at the patient's preferred environment such as private residence, nursing home, etc.

So, if you like to find out more please don't hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, please visit us on Facebook and Instagram. We really appreciate your support!

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