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Understanding the Levels of Hospice Care

By its very nature, hospice care is holistic. This means attention is given to the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patients. This care is offered at three levels, including routine care, respite care and inpatient care. Routine Care Delivered at home or wherever the patient may call home (possibly a nursing home […]

The Difference Between Hospice & Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialized medical care for people with serious illness and focuses on providing relief from serious illness by relieving symptoms, pain and stress. Palliative care is appropriate in any chronic or severe illness, regardless of what other therapy is being received, including curative treatments. Hospice is a specific type of palliative care […]

The Role of Hospice Volunteers

Contributed by: Kelly Orozco, OSF Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Hospice can be a scary word for patients and their families. Oftentimes volunteers come to training with some fears of their own.  After patients & families receive our services, support, and education, they can start to see that the once “scary” word has morphed into an understanding […]