Introduction:Every day, people nearing the end of their lives receive unwanted medical treatment. Whether these are burdensome ICU stays, long-term feeding tubes, artificial ventilation, or even hospitalization at all, many receive the unwanted treatments that only delay the inevitable and making the dying process worse. Maybe they only wanted a treatment that would enable comfortable withou...Read More
How to Choose a Hospice Provider?
When you’re looking for a hospice provider to care for your loved one, you’ll likely have a lot of questions. The good news is that asking questions is the best way to find the hospice that’s right for your loved one. One of the best persons to answer these questions is the doctor who has cared for the patient up to this point. They will be very familiar with the patient’s condition and know which hospice will be able to meet these needs.
Most physicians won’t just give one recommendation, so you’ll still have to pick between the 2 or three the doctor recommends. Once you get to this point, you can use the Hospice Guide put together by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. This guide contains several key questions and criteria to look for when picking a hospice provider.
Every patient has different needs, so make sure the hospice you pick is capable of meeting the unique needs of your loved one and is willing to create a custom care plan to make them as comfortable as possible. At Cura-HPC, we pride ourselves on taking care of every patient like they’re our own loved ones. We want to help guide you through this difficult time in your family’s life.