Home for the Holidays
Many times, families put off making the decision about getting hospice care until after the holidays, when they can consider just the opposite. Hospice care can help your loved one stay at home in the center of family activities while managing their pain and symptoms for improved quality of life. Additionally, early admission to hospice care is the key to receiving more of the benefits only hospice care can provide both patient and family.
We know the holidays will look different this year for us all. Social distancing has become our way of doing life right now, but the importance of family and friends celebrating the season together through the safest precautions will still bring joy. Today’s technology offers new ways that can help. With Zoom, Facetime and other platforms available we are able to connect, have important conversations and even share a special meal together.
Consider why Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties is the right care for right now.
Care that helps keep your loved one at home
Hospice care is provided wherever someone calls home. The goal of hospice care is to manage pain and symptoms to improve quality of life. It does not hasten death and at times even prolong life when patients are admitted early in the disease process. Having a care team to call on any time, day or night, can help prevent you from making stressful trips to the Emergency Room and keep your loved one comfortably at home.
Care that comforts
Having an interdisciplinary care team (physician, nurse, hospice aide, social worker, chaplain, and volunteer) provides not only care for your loved one but is also a support system for the whole family. They can help you deal with emotional stress, while they provide clear information about your loved one’s care and prognosis. Chaplains can provide spiritual care at home, which patients who are homebound will find comforting at this time of year.
Care that is covered
Hospice care, including hospice-related medications and supplies, is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance plans and never refuses care based on ability to pay.
Care that is trusted
HOSPICE of Orange and Sullivan Counties is the name you know. Since 1988 we continue to provide the Care , Comfort and Compassion generations have come to trust. Always just a phone call away 845-561-6111.