MYTH: Hospice is Only For Cancer Patients

While many of our patients are receiving hospice services as a result of cancer, that is not the only the illness that can result in the need for hospice services. People needing hospice care are diverse. They are old and young, and in-between; they are male and female; they are people with lots of family and people with very little or no family; and they are people who have been diagnosed with a variety of illnesses.

 

Some of the other illnesses that may result in the need for hospice care are as follows:

 

-AIDS

-Heart Disease

-COPD

-Emphysema

-End Stage Renal Disease

-Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

-Stroke

-Alzheimers

-Motor Neurone Disease

-Muscular Dystrophy

 

This is far from a complete list, but it gives you an idea of the broad range of illnesses that can lead to the need for hospice care.

 

Regardless of what brings a person to us, our goal remains the same: to provide them with the highest quality of life possible. A network of healthcare professionals work together to address the patient’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

 

Our team consists of personal physicians, hospice physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, counselors, spiritual care coordinators, volunteers, certified nursing assistants, registered dieticians, physical therapists and speech therapists.

 

Call us today to learn more about our Las Vegas hospice services.