Hospice Fayetteville GA

Hospice care is a better alternative for individuals who are terminally ill and don’t wish to die in a hospital setting. Hospice services offer an improved quality of life with pain control and relief of symptoms during the last phase of life. Hospices are more private and don’t restrict visitation privileges for family members. Hospices offer the in-house medical attention terminally ill cancer and AIDS patients need while in a comfortable setting. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the palliative services and hospices in Fayetteville, GA listed below.

Heartland Hospice Home Care & Inpatient
(770) 994-6569
115 Huntington Park Dr
Fayetteville, GA

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Heartland Hospice Services
(866) 873-6308
115 Huntington Park Dr
Fayetteville, GA

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Hospice Advantage
(678) 817-4180
101 Yorktown Dr Ste 223
Fayetteville, GA

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Special Hospice Care
(770) 460-9872
PO Box 142186
Fayetteville, GA
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Hospice Care

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Portsbridge Hospice
(770) 994-6569
1335 Lake Ridge Parkway
Riverdale, GA
Services
Hospice Care

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Harbor Grace Hospice
(678) 962-5850
500 Lanier Ave W Ste 401
Fayetteville, GA

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Special Hospice Care
(770) 460-9872
PO Box 142186
Fayetteville, GA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Doctors Hospice of Georgia
(706) 307-1400
1008 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA

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Special Hospice Care for You
(770) 515-0111
21 Eastbrook Bend Ste 106
Peachtree City, GA

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Countryside Hospice Care, Inc.
(770) 252-4999
820 Ebenezer chuirch Road, Ste 105
Sharpsburg, GA
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Hospice

Hospice Services


By John Boden
ElderIssues, LLC

It is the wish of many with terminal illnesses to live their last days with dignity, comfortably at home among the people and things they love. And because of hospice, this is possible.

Hospice care is a comprehensive program that focuses on pain control and the relief of symptoms rather than treatment aimed at a cure. The program includes supportive and palliative services intended to improve the meaning and quality of the patient's life. Professional hospice team members and trained volunteers work with the family or close friends by teaching them how to manage care for the patient and giving them the emotional support to do the job.

When Is It Time for Hospice?

Hospice programs care for persons in the last months of life. Persons choose hospice when they decide to stop curative treatment or there are no further treatment options. It is important for persons entering hospice to have:

• A family member or close friend willing to be the primary caregiver who provides and manages the care at home.

• An understanding of their prognosis, that they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and also an understanding of the types of services hospice does and does not provide.

• The cooperation of their own personal physician who is willing to work with the hospice team to provide care.

All of these components must be in place in order for hospice care to be effective in the home. It needs to be stressed that although hospice care offers a desirable alternative to conventional medical treatment for many people, it is not for everyone. A person who is still looking for a cure or one who does not want to work with a caregiving team is not a good match for hospice care.

What Services Does Hospice Offer?

Nursing care: A registered nurse coordinates the care of the patient and is the link between the patient, family, and physician. The nurse provides direct care, medications, pain and physical assessment, and educates the patient and family.

Social services: The social worker provides advice and counseling to the patient and family, assists the other care team members in understanding the family dynamics and assists the family in making use of community resources.

Physician services: The patient's physician approves the treatment plan and works with the hospice team. The medical director of the hospice program acts as a consultant and a resource to the patient's physician, the patient and the other members of the hospice team.

Homecare aide and homemaker services: Aides provide assistance with daily needs such as bathing, feeding, dressing, transferring, and toileting. Homemakers are available to prepare meals, run errands, and do light house keeping.

Spiritual support: Members of the clergy are available to visit and provide spiritual support to the terminally ill and their family at home.

Trained volunteers: Dedicated people who are trained in good listeni...

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