What is Hospice?
Hospice is a compassionate approach to care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-orientated treatements.
Hospice empowers the patient and their loved one to decide what they want at the end of life. Choices about what types of care and support they wish to receive and where they wish to receive it.
Hospice care includes a team of caring people which includes; nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, bereavement counselors and volunteers. When making a decision about hospice care, it is always a good idea to call early with your questions. The number one response people tell Hospice is, "We wish we would have called Hospice sooner." Hospice isn't about dying, Hospice is about living life to the fullest!
Call your local hospice for more information. If you do not know who provides hospice care in your area go to http://mnhpc.org
To contact LB Hospice (formerly Lakeland Hospice), which serves 13 counties in Central & West Central Minnesota, call 218-998-1400. A nurse is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.