Hospice Lake City FL

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 Lake City, FL listed below.

Vitas Healthcare Corporation of Florida
(561) 364-1479
1901 South Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL
Hospice Care

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Hospice of Naples, Inc.
(941) 261-4404
1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples, FL
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice of the Treasure Coast,, Inc.
(772) 403-4500
1201 S E Indian Street
Stuart, FL
Hospice Care

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
(954) 704-2050
3700 Executive Way
Miramar, FL
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice of Okeechobee,, Inc.
(863) 467-2321
411 Se 4th Street
Okeechobee, FL
Hospice Care

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Hernando-Pasco Hospice/HPH homecare
(727) 863-7971
12107 Majestic Blvd.
Hudson, FL
Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Of Broward
(954) 486-4085
5420 NW 33rd Ave Ste 100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Luv-n-Care Patti Green
(734) 777-3439
4910 10th Lane E
Bradenton, FL
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
(561) 465-0504
2500 Virginia Avenue, No:202
Fort Pierce, FL
Hospice Care

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Catholic Hospice, Inc
(305) 822-2380
14875 Nw 77th Avenue Suite 100
Miami Lakes, FL
Hospice Care

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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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