Monthly Archives: September 2015

Receiving Hospice Care

Seeking Hospice Care

Finding out that your loved one is terminally ill can be very difficult. You may not know what you should do, or even what your options are. When you find out that your loved one is no longer responding to treatment, you may find that making choices on options is difficult and stressful.

 

Finding out that your loved one is no longer responding to treatment for their illness does not mean that you need to give up. However, it may be time for you to seek hospice care.

 

What to Expect with Hospice Care?

Hospice treatment is intended to focus on the quality of the patient’s life. At ProCare Hospice of Nevada, a Las Vegas hospice, we have a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, aides, social workers, counselors, therapists and volunteers who are specially trained in providing comfort to a patient at the end of their life. We will work with your primary care physician and treating physicians to find the best course of comfort and symptom management tailored to the patient’s needs. We also offer different holistic treatment options as well counseling to you and your loved ones.

 

Do Not Give Up

Receiving hospice treatment does not mean that your doctors and family are giving up on you. Life is a precious thing and should be valued. With your hope and our help, we are dedicated to making sure that our patients find dignity, comfort and peace.

 

Call us today to learn more about how hospice care can benefit you or your loved one.

What to Know about Hospice Care

The Need to Know

Finding out that the treatment you are receiving for your illness is no longer working, can be devastating. Some people may think that there is no hope and nothing else that can be done. This, however, is not the case. Hospice care is an option that you should consider. Hospice care is recommended to those where pain management is more important than the continuation of aggressive treatment.

 

What You Get

Receiving hospice care does not mean that you will stop receiving treatment from your primary doctor. In fact, at ProCare Hospice of Nevada, a Las Vegas hospice company, we will work with your primary physician. We also will provide you with the support from: personal physician, hospice physician, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, counselors, spiritual care coordinators, volunteers, certified nursing assistants, registered dietitians, physical therapists, and speech therapists.

 

You Get Options

While we do offer traditional means of treatment for pain management, we also provide a holistic approach to treating pain management. Some treatment options include gentle touch, range of motion and lymphatic massages.

 

We are Here to Help

We understand that you and your family are dealing with the emotional struggle of knowing that your treatment is no longer working. We believe that while you may be sick, you are still a human being and you deserve to be treated as such. We believe that caring should continue even when hope may seem impossible.

 

Call us today to discuss any questions that you may have regarding hospice care. We are happy to help.

Hospice Care

What is a Hospice?

When learning about hospice care, it is important that hospice is not a place, but rather a philosophy of care. Hospice care provides support to patients and their families when their illness is no longer responding to treatment. Hospice care provides support for a patients physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

 

Benefits of a Hospice

Receiving hospice care does not mean that you are giving up. Instead, with hospice care you will still be receiving treatment for your illness. When you first seek hospice treatment, you will work with a team to develop a care plan.

 

You will also receive treatment from specialized physicians who are dedicated to your comfort and well being.

 

Improvements

Receiving hospice treatment does not mean that you cannot recover. Many patients who receive hospice care show signs of improvement. Some even discontinue using hospice care. However, you are always able to resume hospice care if needed.

 

Let Us Help You

At ProCare Hospice of Nevada, your Las Vegas hospice, we understand that it can be difficult to learn that your illness is no longer responding to treatment. In your fight for life, we will provide you and your family with the assistance needed to get through this time in your life. Call us today at (702) 380-8300 and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding hospice treatment.