Chances are, living here in Colorado, you know a little about hospice care. Maybe you’ve had an elderly relative spend time in hospice in the last stages of cancer. Or a friend in a networking group that was helped by hospice services for an elderly mother.
For most people, hospice care symbolizes end of life. When you are faced with a serious illness or an end of life situation, hospice is there to help you through it.
But what does that truly mean? What services do they truly offer? How can they really help you? And at what stage do you connect with them?
Dealing with a difficult situation is hard enough – answering questions like these can put a potential spin on a situation that you truly aren’t ready to deal with. But in so many ways, that is the perfect time to connect with hospice care. Hospice care isn’t always about the last few hours or days of a person’s life. Instead, they can be a resource through many of the various stages you’ll be facing over the coming weeks and months. Its not all about the patient; in many cases they offer guidance and support for you, the caregiver as well.
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