Many people are surprised to learn that hospice care is about … living with the disease, living in greater comfort, and living with less worry.
Hospice of the Foothills offers the peace of mind of knowing that you are receiving the best care possible. Specially trained staff, team-oriented care, and extended services that help both patient and family make the hospice approach one that provides not only healthcare services and symptom management but also comfort and relief.
GHS Hospice of the Foothills provides a better quality of life and peace of mind: The earlier a physician refers a patient to hospice care, the sooner the patient and family will receive specialized care—and the more a family’s
concerns can be reduced. People with life-threatening illnesses often choose hospice care to provide them with the resources they need to remain at home and live each day to the fullest.
If you think the time for hospice is approaching, talk with your physician about the benefits of curative treatment vs. palliative (comfort) care that is provided by hospice. To find out how hospice care may benefit you or a loved one in the future, talk with your physician now. Early discussions will help you prepare for any eventuality. The sooner the hospice team becomes involved, the more effective hospice care can be in helping patients and families achieve their goals.
When talking about hospice with your physician, keep the following points in mind:
If you are you struggling with any of the following, you may benefit from hospice care.