Does Hospice Mean You Are Dying?


Hospice is focused on quality of life.

While the end of life and dying are also a part of hospice care, living comfortably with dignity is the first priority. If your doctor has referred you or your loved one to hospice, this means that  there is an understanding that the illness will not improve with aggressive treatments and procedures.

This is not the end….it is the beginning of a new journey of living your life with improved quality and comfort.  Hospice patients are closely monitored and there is better management of stubborn symptoms.  If time is limited…it is important for that time to be as meaningful as possible.

Hospice can bring a sense of hope in knowing that you are not entirely powerless.  There are many factors in our day to day that we do have control, and you can take back some of the control.  You and your loved ones are not alone, and there is support for the entire family.

Throughout the years of my practice as a hospice nurse, I have come to realize that there are several questions that come up with almost everyone.  My mission with the articles that will be presented on this website is to focus on those particular topics that someone may encounter while on hospice, or caring for a loved one.  A main goal is to try to simplify information, and really touch on the most important points.  I would encourage everyone to take life one day at a time, and take comfort in knowing that hospice care can really help.

Please feel free to ask a question or leave a comment. Many Blessings To You.





4 Comments

  • S. Mcfadden March 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    This site is very informative and helpful for anyone dealing with end of life issues for a loved one. Hospice care was a god send and an enormous comfort to my family as we recently dealt with the loss elderly parents within five months of each other. The hospice nurses and caregivers were awesome in helping manage all the stressful and scary situations we faced. It was wonderful to have a team in place to help navigate the complexities of medications, medical equipment and daily care. Excellent site.

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  • Heather Williams RN CHPN March 23, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Thank you so much for taking some time to view my site, and I am glad that you found the information useful. My condolences to you and your family for losses that were so close together, that must have been very difficult. I am so pleased to hear that your nurses and caregivers were there for you in a compassionate way during such a stressful time.
    Many Blessings to You and Your Family.

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  • Edward Ramirez April 2, 2017 at 2:19 am

    This is a great site, with very useful information. Taking the time to create this site shows your passion and your dedication to your profession, I know first-hand that you care about everyone of your patients and give your best effort in everything you do, this site is a testimony of your love and devotion to your profession. I’m sure that everyone that sees this will gain further knowledge and be able to choose the right hospice agency.

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