Do you know someone with a serious disease with a prognosis of six months or less to live if the disease runs its normal course?
Have you seen a diminished quality of life due to the treatment?
Are you trying to break the cycle of re-hospitalization and emergency room visits?
Do you want to make your wishes known about end-of-life care?
When a patient is confronted with a life-limiting prognosis or has been contending with a critical illness, their priorities change. Maintaining the best quality of life often becomes their main concern. But how can this be achieved? There is an excellent option available; it’s called hospice. Hospice is the only healthcare system designed to address the needs of patients and families when a patient is no longer seeking a cure for their terminal illness.
- Are you or your loved one are seeing a diminished quality of life due to the effects of a disease and its treatment?
- Do you or your loved one often require consultations regarding medication and pain management?
- Are your symptoms so overwhelming that your relationships with your family and friends are becoming infrequent and strained?
Thanks to modern medicine, some terrible diseases have become preventable, treatable, or far less common. Breakthrough drugs and technologies have given physicians new tools to combat serious conditions and prolong a patient’s life expectancy.
Yet fighting these illnesses can produce painful symptoms both from the disease and from its treatment. The struggle to cope with these symptoms can be so consuming that it effectively keeps patients from focusing on anything else in their life. When this situation arises, the priority is to find relief so that the patient has a better quality of life. Palliative care, sometimes called “comfort care,” uses sophisticated methods to minimize pain and adverse symptoms.
Who is eligible for hospice?
When an illness is no longer curable, hospice care enables patients to live out their days as fully and comfortably as possible with dignity and respect. Yet the end-of-life journey brings with it emotional and practical burdens that can affect the whole family.
At Nathan Adelson Hospice, we reduce those burdens through the delivery of physical, emotional, social and spiritual care. Even if you understand the advantages of hospice, you may not know if you or your loved one is eligible for hospice care or if your insurance will cover the costs.
Let’s answer these important questions.
James* was devastated. His father needed to be moved to hospice care. Consumed with grief and anxiety, James didn’t fully comprehend what his brother was telling him about the choices of hospice care or what hospice actually was. Over 1000 miles away, James didn’t know how to make a decision about what was best for his father.
Nathan Adelson Hospice hosted “Embracing the Journey,” the 15th Annual Multicultural Conference and Luncheon at Palace Station February 27, 2019.
Throughout the event, insightful presentations and lively discussion emphasized that helping patients and families to make the best choices for end-of-life care begins with an appreciation of how different cultures think, feel and act when it comes to matters related to death and dying.
The people of Nathan Adelson Hospice share a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Each day we provide comfort and care for people in our community during their end-of-life journey. When people become aware of hospice or have personal experience with hospice care, they are often inspired to ask, “How can I get involved?” A very personal and satisfying way to get involved is to volunteer.
How Nathan Adelson Hospice differs from other hospice organizations
Choosing a hospice company is among one of the most important decisions you’re likely to make. Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, you only want only the best care and the maximum comfort possible. Knowing that you might not be the one making the decisions when the time comes means it’s even more important to put thought into your advance directives now and choose a hospice company that meets your needs. While there are many options out there, we are confident you’ll agree Nathan Adelson Hospice is the top choice in Southern Nevada for hospice care.
Imagine the challenges of dealing with a loved one’s end-of-life care with the added complications of language barriers and fears your traditions or heritage will not be honored? For many hospice and palliative care patients, this is the reality. The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report indicates minority patients were less likely to receive end-of-life care consistent with their wishes and had less knowledge about end-of-life care and advance directives.
Recent Blog Posts
- July 31, 2019What is Palliative Care?
- July 29, 2019What is Hospice?
- July 08, 2019Who is eligible for hospice?
- June 19, 2019Why Become A Hospice Volunteer?
- June 14, 2019Best Hospice Care in Las Vegas: The Top 3 Hospice Organizations in Las Vegas
- June 04, 2019How Much Does Hospice Cost?
- February 11, 2019How Nathan Adelson Hospice differs from other hospice organizations