Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Moments Of Life.
Have you ever needed to use hospice care for a family member?
Hospice has been in existence for more than 40 years, yet, professionals in the field still see a need for basic information about hospice, advance care planning, care giving, and grief.
That’s why, locally Optum Palliative Care is supporting the non-profit 501 (c) 3 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s, “Moments of Life” campaign. “Moments of Life” educates the public about the choices we all have when facing a life-limiting illness, and how choosing hospice is not ‘giving up.’ The campaign presents the facts about hospice, advance care planning tips, understanding grief, and caregiver stress.
Hospice care is for people of all ages. I wrote a story about Rachael Reynold’s . Rachael found out a year ago this month she had a very rare cancer. Rachael was a young 17 year old full of life teenager. Until, one day she had a pain in her stomach that lead to many test that lead to find out she had cancer. Please take a moment to read the story and share with people you know. Rachael thought she was pregnant. Rachael was afraid to mention it to her parents. The type of cancer Rachael had produced the same hormone as a pregnant person. Rachael and her family knew she was dying and had planned a graduation party. Rachael had a huge party and after the party she started going down hill. She looked so great in all of her pictures. Hospice came to be with the family during their time of need.
Hospice is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers.
- Hospice care addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
- Hospice care also helps the patient’s family caregivers.
- Hospice care takes place in the patient’s home or in a home-like setting.
- Hospice care concentrates on managing a patient’s pain and other symptoms so that the patient may live as comfortable as possible and make the most of the time that remains.
- Hospice care believes the quality of life to be as important as length of life