As heartbreaking as it may sound, life in this world will end in death. Some die in old age, while others stricken by a deadly disease lose their lives while still young. It is both a curse and a gift to live. It is because being alive makes you experience all the wondrous things that it can give you, but it is most definite that all will end. What is more important is that those who are nearing their last days in this world will live peacefully, cared for by people who are capable of giving them comfort and security. For some people, the best place is their homes, but for some, hospices are ideal. What exactly is hospice care and how can hospice services benefit a patient’s quality of life?
A person’s life is limited to a certain extent. We always hear the catchphrase; you only live once. But, it doesn’t mean you can abuse your health while having this motto in mind. When a person develops chronic diseases or rare terminal health problems, that patient can undergo hospice care. What is the purpose of in-home hospice care for families?
The hospice patient may have some restrictions regarding their treatments or surgeries. Notably, the staff may not allow methods with a curative form of operations or procedures. For a better perspective, let’s take a look at some examples. If a family member is hoping to get dental surgery soon, they can resort to IV sedation for their dental operation. However, not everyone allows the use of IV sedation since it is outside the scope of hospice care. You may ask your hospice staff if they allow dental treatments with the use of conscious sedation instead.