Choosing hospice does not mean a death sentence. What hospice does mean is a total change of focus. It means the person is in control: making choices about what is most important in his or her life. Hospice philosophy emphasizes the creative and positive outcomes to be realized by defining and achieving personal goals and
Every hospice experience is unique, but one key thing families tell us about hospice is that "we wish we had known about hospice sooner". Hospice team members also know that having more time to work with a person and family means better quality of life. Because the goal of hospice is to achieve the highest
Hospice isn't really about dying. Hospice is about living as well as one can every day we have. It is about adding life, quality of life, to someone's final days, weeks or months. Hospice is a program of services available to the person and her/his loved ones where ever they may be. Most hospice care
Hospice is care designed for people living with a life-limiting illness. There is so much more that can be done to assist individuals and families in living their lives fully, completely, and without pain until the end of their lives.
More than 50% of people on hospice are diagnosed with conditions other than cancer. Anyone with a life-limiting illness can receive hospice care. Heart disease, kidney disease, COPD and dementia are a few of the illnesses that can benefit from hospice services.
People who choose hospice receive medical care to control pain and other symptoms. Medical care continues with a holistic approach, honoring the wishes of the individual and explaining choices. All medical care is managed whether it is related to the hospice illness or not. All hospice programs protect the person's right to choose care, and
This is an individual/family choice. A person can certainly choose to be resuscitated. The hospice will generally not provide this type of care, but will explain what you need to do to access such services. The hospice team will provide information that might be useful in making such decisions.
In the past, some hospices required a primary care giver because the hospice cannot provide 24 hour care except in crisis situations. Most hospices do not require this any longer. The hospice will ask you to make a plan for what will happen when you need round the clock care.
Family members and friends are encouraged, supported, and trained by hospice professionals to care for their loved ones. Hospice staff is on call to the individual and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help family and friends care for their loved ones.
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When doing my taxes each year how will the IRS or state know that HPH is a not-for-profit agency and that no goods or services were provided?
Everyone who makes a financial contribution to High Peaks Hospice receives a thank you at the bottom of which is our 501c3 designation information, Charities Registration number as well as a disclaimer that "no goods or services were provided."
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