Hospice Is About Living Fully
It is a common misconception that hospice is only for the last days of someone’s life. Hospice is more than just treatment for those facing a terminal illness. It’s a philosophy of care which can serve as a source of strength and fulfillment for those who are living the last days of their lives.
By easing the pain and distress that is often associated with terminal illnesses, hospice care can help patients focus on the things that are fulfilling and meaningful to them, such as spending time with friends and family, tending to a garden, or playing with a beloved pet. It’s all about living to the fullest and enjoying the simple things in life.
The hospice philosophy acknowledges death as the final stage of life: it affirms life, but does not try to hasten or delay death. Hospice care treats the person wholly by providing individualized care and support rather than treating the disease itself. A team of professionals works together to provide skilled nursing Care in Colorado and help manage symptoms so that a person can spend their last days with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice care is also family-centered – it includes the patient and the family in making decisions.
Pinnacle Hospice Care offers various services, including different therapies that can help a person soothe his/her mind, like music therapy. Other services also include skilled nursing, restorative therapy (physical, occupational, speech), hospice aide, homemaking, and many more.
It also provides bereavement services to support our client’s family through grief counseling, memorial services, and support groups. Losing a loved one is a painful experience, and our hospice care staff will do whatever we can to ease the suffering.