What is hospice Care?
Comfort care for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.
What are the misunderstandings about hospice care?
Hospice is all about drugging people up during their last few days of life making them unable to function and communicate with loved ones.
Hospice is giving up on the patient.
Hospice is hastens a person’s death.
Medical research indicates that hospice care actually extends the time a person lives over other methods.
Hospice has been shown to save the Medicare system approx. $2,500 per patient over other treatment methods.
Hospice has been show to improve the quality of life for patients and families over the remaining time left.
Hospice is about living more fully and accomplishing more deliberately those things that are most important at the end of life.
Hospice provides many support services and care that enable both patients and families to make the most of the time left.
It is important to the begin the discussion and make preparation before the time when a medical emergency takes place. Beginthediscussion.org is a place to go to help you do that right now. It is a great resource for Utah families to go to no matter what the medical condition one might have and helps people get prepared today.
Hospice care is typically covered 100% by Medicare or Medicare.
For more resources and information about home care and living independently longer visit:
-- First Choice Home Health & Hospice
- Care to Stay Home