Care and Comfort to Improve Your Quality of Life
Hospice is end-of-life care and comfort for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Unlike other medical treatments, the focus of hospice isn’t to cure a patient with active treatments; instead, hospice offers comfort and quality of life for patients and support for their families.
Hospice care includes a full range of services including in-home care, on-call support, and clinical and skilled care to help manage patients’ symptoms and support their families.
Hospice Includes These Services
If you and your family are considering hospice care, you’re not giving up. You’re taking the next step to improve your quality of life. While the journey may be difficult, with the gentle support of your hospice team, it is possible to make the most of each day and have meaningful time with friends and family. At Brookdale, that’s our goal—to help you live your best life with dignity and the care you deserve.
Here are a few ways that we do that:
- Customized care plan for each patient
- Skilled nursing care as needed
- Care coordination with patient’s physicians
- Bereavement care and grief support for families
- Family support groups
- Personal care services such as dressing and bathing
- 24-7 on-call support
- Pastoral care
- Music therapy
- All medications, supplies and equipment identified in the plan of care and hospice diagnosis
Is Hospice Care the Same As Palliative Care?
Hospice care and palliative care are similar, and while the terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same.
One of the benefits of hospice care is that you don’t have to go somewhere to get it—the care comes to you, whether you’re in a medical facility, at home, a senior living community, or anywhere else.