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Hospice (Overview)

All hospices deliver a similar set of services. They include nursing, assistance with caregivers on a limited basis, chaplaincy, bereavement counseling, social worker and physician care (medical director in many cases). You are covered for many services and this includes medications related to your terminal diagnosis. The hospice team is there to help you transition in the last phase of life.


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What's the role of hospice?

What's the role of hospice?

End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. ...Read more

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Hospice (Overview)

All hospices deliver a similar set of services. They include nursing, assistance with caregivers on a limited basis, chaplaincy, bereavement counseling, social worker and physician care (medical director in many cases). You are covered for many services and this includes medications related to your terminal diagnosis. The hospice team is there to help you transition in the last phase of life.


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What is a hospice?

What is a hospice?

Hospice care: Hospice care focuses on relieving or preventing suffering rather than trying to treat the underlying medical problems of patients with terminal illnesses. Hospice care may involve many types of health care professionals and will focus not just on physical but also emotional and social aspects of end-of-life care. ...Read more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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What's the role of hospice?

End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. ...Read more

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Are you allowed to go home from hospice?

Are you allowed to go home from hospice?

End of life care.: Hospice care can be given at home, in the hospital or in a skinned nursing facility. Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. ...Read more

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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Check the CDC website to see what is recommended.
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Asthmatics, diabetics, dialysis patients should have flu shots!
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The only thing you need to get Shingles is a history of chickenpox.
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Update TDaP every 10 yrs.
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Hospice neglect and harassment, what to do?

Hospice neglect and harassment, what to do?

Revoke: Revocation is easy and cannot be contested. A new hospice company can be found to replace the one you have left. ...Read more

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How sickly must one be to stay with hospice?

How sickly must one be to stay with hospice?

End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
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Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
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Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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What services might I receive when in hospice?

Hospice services: All hospices deliver a similar set of services. They include nursing, assistance with caregivers on a limited basis, chaplaincy, bereavement counseling, social worker and physician care (medical director in many cases). You are covered for many services and this includes medications related to your terminal diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hospice?

What is the definition or description of: hospice?

Hospice services: All hospices deliver a similar set of services. They include nursing, assistance with caregivers on a limited basis, chaplaincy, bereavement counseling, social worker and physician care (medical director in many cases). You are covered for many services and this includes medications related to your terminal diagnosis. The hospice team is there to help you transition in the last phase of life. ...Read more

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How long does someone usually live while in hospice?

How long does someone usually live while in hospice?

End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. The timing of death is variable - days, weeks, months. ...Read more

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How can hospice determine who is eligible or who stays in the program?

How can hospice determine who is eligible or who stays in the program?

YES: The Hospice Medical Director must certify the patient as eligible for the Hospice benefit. Dr. Kirsh ...Read more

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Does hospice only come for people that have less than a certain amount of time left?

Does hospice only come for people that have less than a certain amount of time left?

End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. The timing of death is variable - days, weeks, months. ...Read more

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Hospice services? How long does someone typically live after being admitted to a hospice?

Hospice services? How long does someone typically live after being admitted to a hospice?

No right answer: The life span of a patient in hospice is as variable as the medical conditions that have put the patient there. I have seen patients live for an hour or two after hospice, and there have been those that have lived for months and even past a year. As a rule, a patient is admitted to hospice when the life expectancy is 6 months or less. ...Read more

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Trying to plan for his comfort/hospice and to help him and us know what he might be facing?

Trying to plan for his comfort/hospice and to help him and us know what he might be facing?

Question?: ? are you asking about a Hospice consultation. This is a wonderful organization and they can help you develop a plan of care and dignity with terminal illness. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me why you go into a hospice and if it is likely you will ever come out alive?

End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. ...Read more

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Factors involved in deciding on a hospice? What factors should one consider before entering a hospice?

Hospice services: All hospices must supply the same set of services as per cms guidelines. Ask to meet the nurse that will be responsible for your care to make sure that you are comfortable with them. Ask exactly what resources you will receive. Ask about where you will receive your terminal care (home vs inpatient unit; if inpatient unit, where is that located). ...Read more

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In hospices, what's end-of-life care?

In hospices, what's end-of-life care?

Variable: Hospice can be either in a facility or at home . It is designed to take of symptoms that bother the patient, ie pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. ...Read more

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What is hospice care?

Relieving suffering: Hospice care focuses on relieving or preventing suffering rather than trying to treat the underlying medical problems of patients with terminal illnesses. Hospice care may involve many types of health care professionals and will focus not just on physical but also emotional and social aspects of end-of-life care. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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End Of Life Care (Definition)

Care that is palliative, ie symptom support , but no treatment of ...Read more