End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care

At the end of life, each story is different. Death comes suddenly, or a person lingers, gradually failing. For some older people, the body weakens while the mind stays alert. Others remain physically strong, and cognitive losses take a huge toll. But for everyone, death is inevitable, and each loss is personally felt by those...
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More People Choosing Hospice at Life’s End

People facing a fatal illness often find their fears and pain exacerbated by lack of control — with doctors poking and prodding and treating and testing even as the end grows near. Hospice care, however, can give back some control over someone’s final days through its compassionate focus on treating pain and helping both the...
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FAQ About Hospice

What is hospice? Hospice offers comprehensive, compassionate care for people at the end of life and support for families. Hospice offers palliative care that seeks to comfort rather than cure. Who can receive hospice care? Any person facing the advancing stages of any terminal illness is eligible for care. Hospice care is appropriate when the...
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Hospice Care

Contact: Debbie Mosbacher 832.408.7999 debbie@accreditedhospicesofamerica.com Considered tho be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life- limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team- oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s...
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Accredited Hospices of America will help You and your loved one prepare for death.

The patient in the final stages of terminal illness will exhibit many outward physical signs that may indicate he or she is near death. These signs are normal and do not need to be discouraged or restrained by the dying patient’s loved ones. The information below will help you identify the typical signs and hep...
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Accredited Hospices of America explains what is Grief and Bereavement

Grief may be experienced in response to physical losses, such as death, or in response to symbolic or social losses such as divorce of loss of a job. The grief experience can be affected by one’s history and support system. Taking care of yourself and accessing the support of friends and family can help you...
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How a social worker fits in

November 12, 2015 Contact: Maria Patino 832.408.7999 maria@accreditedhospicesofamerica.com The social worker is an integral member of Accredited Hospices of America team. As trained professionals, our first family upon entering the hospice program. Going forward we represent the individual/family’s wishes at every hospice team meeting. At the initial evaluation out goal is to identify where each...
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Palliative Care Center

You may have heard of a new medical term- Palliative care (pronounced PAH-LEE-UH-TIVE). For the last thirty years, palliative care has been provided by hospice programs for dying Americans. Currently these programs serve more than 1 million patients and their families each year. Now this very same approach to care is being used by other...
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5 Ways Accredited Hospices of America can help

Contact: Debbie Mosbacher 832.408.7999 The vast majority of Americans say what they want at the end of life is to die in their own homes, as comfortable and pain free as possible. The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient’s experience reflects their wishes.Here are five ways that hospice helps to deliver this:...
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What is Hospice?

Contact: Jerry Mosbacher 832.410.3192 jerry@accreditedhospicesofamerica.com Accredited Hospices of America is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Accredited Hospices of America care addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Accredited Hospices of America care also helps the patient’s family caregivers. Accredited Hospices of America care...
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