What is Hospice?

Hospice is the quality of life care as it nears its end for particular residents, their families, and friends. Medicine can offer comfort and assistance to help maintain a better quality of life. This type of attention, called palliative care, involves the comprehensive treatment of physical and emotional pain. Again, it focuses on enhancing one’s comfort and overall quality of life.

Hospice is based on the belief that through sensitive, appropriate care and the support of a caring community, terminally ill residents and their families can prepare to face the inevitable challenges ahead. Centuries ago, a hospice was a shelter for travelers. Over the years, it has evolved into a refuge where people could find care, comfort, and support during difficult times in their journey through life.

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A hospice nurse and a physician who specializes in understanding and treating pain will develop a plan of care to ease the discomforting symptoms of your condition. Under Medicare, Medicaid, and most other insurance programs, the hospice will provide medical supplies, equipment, and medications associated with the terminal illness at no cost to the patient. Hospice services are layered on top of the basic services for daily care provided by RooLan and The Lodges.