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HOSPICE NORFOLK VA

Hospice Norfolk Va allows a person with a terminal illness to live as safely as possible for as long as possible while also enhancing their quality of life. We employ an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who concentrate on the dying person and their entire family to address physical, psychosocial, and spiritual distress. Most significantly, we educate our patients with symptom control, continuity of treatment, communication and decision-making, clarity of care priorities, and quality of life.

What Is Hospice Care and How Does It Work?

Hospice care is a type of care that focuses on improving the quality of life for people with advanced, life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers. Hospice care Norfolk gives patients in the final stages of an incurable condition compassionate care so that they can survive as thoroughly and safely as possible.

The hospice philosophy recognizes death as the final stage of life, affirming life and avoiding attempts to hasten or delay death. Hospices Norfolk Va focus on the patient and their symptoms rather than the illness itself. A team of clinicians collaborates to treat symptoms so that a person's final days are filled with dignity and quality, surrounded by those they love. Hospice treatment is also family-centered, with the patient and family participating in decision-making.

What exactly does hospice care entail?

Certain services are required of all hospice providers. They do, however, take various approaches to customer care, staffing practices, and the types of support services they provide.

  • Symptom management and palliative treatment

    Supportive treatment, symptom control, and comfort care are all terms used to describe palliative care. It can be offered independently of hospice care (for example, when still undergoing active cancer treatment), although it is often used in hospice care after cancer has progressed beyond treatment.

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospice services are also available.

    While most hospice care is provided at home, you can need to be admitted to a hospital, an extended-care facility, or an inpatient hospice center at times. Your home hospice team can arrange inpatient treatment, and they can remain active in your care and with your family. When you and your family are ready, you will return to in-home care.

  • Spiritual support

    Spiritual treatment is personalized to your particular needs and religious views because everyone's spiritual needs and beliefs are different. It may include assisting you in considering what death means to you, saying good-bye, or helping with a religious rite or ritual.

  • Meetings with the family

    Family members are kept updated about the condition and what to expect through regular meetings, which the hospice nurse or social worker also leads. These gatherings often offer everyone an outlet to express their thoughts, talk about what's going on and what's needed, and learn about death and the dying process. These meetings will provide a lot of support and stress relief for family members.

  • Treatment co-ordination

    All treatment is coordinated and supervised by the hospice team seven days a week, 24 hours a day. This group is in charge of ensuring that all of the services involved exchange information. The inpatient facility, the doctor, and other community practitioners, including pharmacists, clergy, and funeral directors, can all be affected. Hospice care offers you and your family the knowledge that you are not alone and that support is available at any time.

  • Bereavement support

    The time of grief following a death is known as bereavement. The hospice care team works with remaining family members to assist them in mourning. Survivors receive assistance from a certified volunteer, clergy member, or licensed counselor through visits, phone calls, and other forms of communication, as well as through support groups. If necessary, the hospice team may refer family members and caregivers to other medical or professional services.

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