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Hospice care is care for clients who are not expected to live past 6 months. This care is client-centered while providing supportive care for family and other individuals caring for the client. Clients are not seeking a cure for their illness but rather their goal is managing pain and other symptoms to improve their quality of life with the time they have remaining. Clients sometimes decide they no longer want to go through painful or difficult treatments that may not improve or extend their life and choose to utilize hospice care for this process. Part of the process for the client as well as those who care for and love the client is the acceptance that death is inevitable.
- Describe what hospice care is and is not.
- List the differences between palliative and hospice care.
- Discuss who qualifies for hospice care and how to access hospice care.
- Explain the caregivers’ role in caring for clients enrolled in hospice care.
- Difference between Hospice Care and Palliative Care
- How to Access Hospice Care
- Who Qualifies for Hospice Care
- Eligible Health Plans for Hospice Care
- How to Care for Hospice Clients
- What to Expect at the End of Life
- Caring for The Entire Family Unit
- Importance of Self-care When Caring for Hospice Clients