What Is The Philosophy Of Hospice Care?

By: David Tindall
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sometimes death is slow, unavoidable, and emotionally exhausting. It takes a toll on both the patient and their family members, making it the most difficult journey for those involved. The way we cope with dying people has changed dramatically in recent times.

At Tindall Funeral Home, we've seen this process evolve from a group event to something more intimate and discreet. Now, family members admit family members to a hospice to ensure good attention and care during their final days.

What Is The Hospice Care Philosophy?

A hospice welcomes terminally ill patients who are unable to undergo or have opted not to receive life-saving care. This service is committed to making people as safe as relaxed as possible during their final days. This is the philosophy behind it:

  • Alleviating Pain - Hospice practitioners aim to relieve as much of the patient's suffering as possible, achieving this by proper treatment, pain relief medicine, pain management, and other related methods. The aim is to alleviate as much suffering as possible, ensuring that the patient is more relaxed without having to deal with discomfort at all hours of the day.
     
  • Holistic Care – Ill or elderly patients struggle not just emotionally, but also physically. For terminally ill patients, this can be a difficult time. They suffer depressive episodes, as well as rage, sadness, and helplessness. The hospice staff supports and comforts patients on a regular basis. This can include welcoming friends to chat, having a shoulder to lean on, or even watching TV with them.
     
  • Assisting with End-of-Life Desires - Some patients have certain regrets or wish to do something before they die. This can range from restoring a friendship to seeing a movie they liked. The hospice tries their level best to help in these things as well.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you would like to learn more about our pre-planning services.

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