Five Myths About Hospice Care

It is National Hospice Month, and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to debunk five myths about hospice care, an aspect of health care that is always on the radar of a geriatric care manager. A lot of folks think of hospice care right up there with a funeral home. While that may be partially true, it is really critical for every caregiver or anyone who has an older parent or aging spouse with terminal issues to recognize that hospice care is really about taking care of quality of life. So, please allow me to walk you through the five common notions people have about hospice care… and the real deal.

We are Hospice of the Golden Isles, Inc., and we provide quality hospice care to those in Brunswick, GA who need it. Our team is dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care that meets their unique needs. We believe that everyone should have access to quality hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

1. Hospice is where people are sent when they have no options.

Hospice is where one turns when they want something more than just letting things run their course. It is about a “comfort-oriented” approach to care. Think of it as another mode of therapy… and yes, it may be more appropriate when one has a terminal condition. But, it is not about giving up… it is about taking care of the patient and making life more comfortable.

Hospice of the Golden Isles, Inc. provides compassionate hospice care for those with a life-limiting illness. We believe in providing our patients with individualized care that respects their wishes and meets their needs. Our team of experienced nurses, doctors, and social workers are dedicated to helping our patients and their families through this difficult time. If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, please call us to learn more about our hospice services.

2. Hospice is for families that are letting go… keeping separate from a patient.

Actually, if family members can experience the dying of a loved one in a caring setting with staff that support both the patient and those in the patient’s orbit, it can really help bridge the gap between what was and what will be.

At Hospice of the Golden Isles, Inc., we provide compassionate end-of-life care to Brunswick, GA residents. From our skilled nurses and counselors to our volunteers and clergy, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients and their families. Whether you’re interested in hospice services for yourself or a loved one, we would be honored to serve you.

3. Hospice care is expensive.

There have been studies that show that hospice care is no more expensive than other treatment settings, and it commonly is less expensive than a hospital setting. If you check into what a private insurer will cover, you likely will find that it covers what Medicare and Medicaid do not. It will not be all… but it will help.

Hospice of the Golden Isles, Inc. provides compassionate care to those facing a life-limiting illness. Our team of specialists offers personalized treatment plans and support services to ensure that patients and their families receive the best possible care. We are proud to offer convenient, in-home care for patients in Brunswick, GA and the surrounding areas. With our experienced team of nurses, social workers, and counselors, we are dedicated to providing comfort and compassion during this difficult time. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us today!

4. Hospice is where you have to “check your doctor at the door.”

Hospice physicians will work with your loved one’s physician. It is the last phase of “care coordination,” and a patient benefits from continuity of care.

Our Hospice of the Golden Isles, Inc. provides expert, compassionate care to those with a life-limiting illness. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to helping our patients and their families live every day to the fullest. From providing comfort and support to easing pain and symptoms, we are here for you when you need us most.

5. Hospice is where “you go to die.”

While hospice care is about the end stage, it does not have to be “there.” Hospice care can come to the home of your loved one to offer palliative care. Helping the person who is facing life’s end to be more comfortable, to address the discomfort, is something that can be done in the home. Everyone can be present in the place that is most comfortable.

Hospice of the Golden Isles, Inc.
1692 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525
(912) 265-4735

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