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Why Do People Choose Hospice Care?

why do people choose hospice

It can be very difficult to accept that a loved one has a terminal illness. Even if we recognize the symptoms of illness and decline, it’s natural to want to focus on a positive outcome. So why do people choose hospice care? There are many reasons.

They need more help. 

Families caring for a loved one at home can quickly become overwhelmed by the physical and emotional demands. Hospice makes it possible for families to honor that wish by supplementing the care they provided with a whole team of end-of-life-care experts.

Families can call Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care 24/7/365 with questions or concerns. Our Quick-Response Team is standing by, ready to address emergent concerns whether it’s the middle of the night, on a weekend, or over a holiday.

hospice at home

Hospice allows patients to stay at home. 

Home is where the heart is, and patients often express a desire to die at home surrounded by family.

When a patient is admitted to hospice care, the first thing the team does is assess their needs. Any medical equipment or prescriptions related to their terminal diagnosis is provided by Crossroads at no charge to the patient or family. These items are delivered to the home and education and training on their use is provided. 

This extra care and specialized support ensures the patient is comfortable and able to receive all the care they need from the comfort of home.

hospice family control

Hospice gives patients and family more control.

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities do an excellent job of providing care, but for families who want more control over menus and visiting hours, hospice can be an excellent support.

Hospice care is designed around honoring the patient’s wishes. We provide the care that is needed to support them so they can enjoy the time with their loved ones.

hospice whole patient care

Hospice emphasizes whole-person care. 

One of the main reasons why people choose hospice is the whole-person care provided. The hospice team includes nurses for clinical care, hospice aides for personal care, chaplains for spiritual care, social workers for emotional support, and volunteers for companionship. A medical director oversees the team to ensure the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met.

hospice support family

Hospice supports the whole family.

While the primary focus of hospice care is on the patient, our team is also there to support the family. Caring for a loved one can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming. Our social workers can help families process their emotions and assist in family meetings. Social workers can also advise families on local resources and help with funeral planning.

Crossroads provides care and support to patients and families facing serious and terminal illness. To learn more about why people choose hospice care and the services we offer, please call 1-888-564-3405.


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