Hospice care is one of the most misunderstood healthcare services. As a provider of caregiver training and hospice care services, we can debunk some of the most common misconceptions we have heard.
- Misconception #1: Hospice care is limited to caring for people with a terminal disease.
Many people need to be aware that hospice care providers not only care for the patients but can also assist their loved ones as well. Hospice care services include skilled nursing care, bereavement support, assistance with ADLs, guidance on end-of-life decisions, and more.
- Misconception #2: You can never get out of hospice care.
Hospice care aims to provide comfort and assistance to those who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. This means a cure or treatment for their condition has not been found. However, if the patient decides to stop receiving hospice care or continue with curative treatment, they can do so at any time.
- Misconception #3: Hospice is a place.
Some people believe there is a “hospice place” for people with a terminal disease, wherein they can receive care for pain management and increased comfort. But in reality, hospice can be anywhere you want it to be. You can receive care in a hospital, a nursing facility, or even in your own home.
If you want to experience high-quality services from a hospice care provider, look no further than Solano Care. You can trust us with your needs to live comfortably at home with your loved ones.