by Mark Shparber
Taunton Daily Gazette
February 3, 2013
Most people are not familiar with the value hospice can provide in the last months, weeks or days of life. There is no need to be afraid of hospice. Hospice is there to help. Hospice specializes in making sure that the patient is living the best quality of life possible as they come to the end of their life.
There are two types of hospice care. There are inpatient services in which the patient will be transferred to a local facility to have 24 hour care. This works out best for people who may not want their family members to have to care for them 24 hours a day.
There are also outpatient services in which hospice will come to the home and help with the care of the patient. They will work hard to make sure that the patient and their family is supported in every facet, through any obstacle, mentally, emotionally, or medically. They are trained and know how to deal with whatever issues could arise.
Death can be scary to anyone who is dealing with it directly or indirectly. There can be many medical and emotional issues, as well. Hospice can help you and your family deal with both of these areas. More