In this video, you will learn about in-home hospice care. Hospice care is designed to make someone’s last few months of life more comfortable before they pass away. Usually, hospice care is given when the patient seems to have six months or less to live. Families are scared of hospice care sometimes because they feel like they are giving up.
Or, they don’t want to lowball it and do it before the patient is getting very sick. Just becomes someone comes on hospice doesn’t mean that they are going to die in six months. Making decisions about care can be hard. However, when there are referrals from people for the patient, it is good to abide by those to make the person as comfortable as possible. A lot of time, hospice care nurses have been through a hospice experience themselves. So, they understand how the process works and they are sensitive to it. Hospice care nurses are skilled professionals who have the ability to take care of people in their last few months of life. Hospice is as much about the family as it is about the patient. Working together with the family and the patient is a good idea because that means there is overlap in the treatment plan.