Hospices help people from the point of diagnosis, not just at the very end of life – supporting people of all ages living with a range of illnesses, not just cancer. Hospices help people from the point of diagnosis, not just at the very end of life – supporting people of all ages living with a range of illnesses, not just cancer. Care is provided in people’s homes, as well as in buildings Be surprised care changes lives. Half a million patients are cared for by hospices in the UK each year, both in a hospice or in their own home.

From being there through the hard times to helping you celebrate the good times, your local hospice helps critically ill people to live well until they die.

What exactly is hospice care?

A hospice is not just a building, but a way of caring for people. Hospice care aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. Bereavement is very common. Those who are bereaved may feel vulnerable, but experiencing grief and loss is normal. Your local hospice can help by providing support and information, to family and friends, both before and after a death.

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About Caring for the Dying

Hospices help people from the point of diagnosis, not just at the very end of life – supporting people of all ages living with a range of illnesses, not just cancer. Hospices help people from the point of diagnosis, not just at the very end of life – supporting people of all ages living with a range of illnesses, not just cancer. Care is provided in people’s homes, as well as in buildings Be surprised care changes lives. Half a million patients are cared for by hospices in the UK each year, both in a hospice or in their own home.

From being there through the hard times to helping you celebrate the good times, your local hospice helps critically ill people to live well until they die.

What exactly is hospice care?

A hospice is not just a building, but a way of caring for people. Hospice care aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. Bereavement is very common. Those who are bereaved may feel vulnerable, but experiencing grief and loss is normal. Your local hospice can help by providing support and information, to family and friends, both before and after a death.

Care of the Dying - The Liverpool Care Pathway and what it means for you

"When cure is no longer possible, care is..."

Hospice care is a choice you make to enhance life for a dying person. A person with a terminal disease may choose to die at home with the support of family, friends, and caring professionals. Hospice care emphasizes comfort measures and counseling to provide social, spiritual and physical support to the dying patient and his or her family.

All hospice care is under professional medical supervision. Over 90% of hospice care is provided in the patient's home. Traditional care emphasizes the use of medical interventions, hospitalization and drugs to cure or control disease. Traditional care may involve aggressive and expensive high-tech medicine. The traditional approach is appropriate, when cure is possible. The traditional approach may also be the appropriate choice, when cure is not possible. However, it is not the only choice.

 

 


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