You’ve made the decision to begin hospice care, and now you’re wondering: What can hospice do for me?
Stillwater Hospice’s care team includes doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, aides, volunteers, social workers and more, all dedicated to providing quality end-of-life care so that you can focus on what’s important to you.
Some of the things hospice provides include:
- Durable medical equipment such as hospital beds and portable toilets
- Medications to control your symptoms, including pain, shortness of breath, anxiety and nausea
- Social workers to help with advance care planning
- Education about what to expect as your illness progresses
- Guidance for loved ones who are helping care for you
Volunteers are available to sit with you if your caregivers need a break, and we’ll bring medications and other equipment to make you as comfortable as possible. The longer you are receiving hospice services, the more Stillwater Hospice’s trained care team can provide our unique brand of wraparound care. In fact, studies have shown that even one day of hospice care can lead to longer life than those who don’t receive hospice care. (https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2018/0301/od2.html).
Hospice doesn’t just care for you. Your loved ones also receive education and support through Stillwater Hospice’s programs. Caring for a loved one with a serious illness calls on us to find strength we didn’t know we had. Our caregivers help guide your loved ones in the best way to care for you, to empower them to be able to help you!
And choosing the begin hospice care can also help you focus on what’s important to you, now. Our social work and spiritual care teams are available to help you as you look to the future. Our teams can help you with life reviews, family bonding, and emotional support and encouragement. Call us at (800) 288-4111 to learn more today.