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What is Hospice Care?

There are many misconceptions about hospice care, and those misunderstandings can prevent people from taking advantage of helpful services that could improve the quality of life for seniors and their families. To start off, hospice is not a “place”, it is a combination of specialized services to help patients and families cope with a terminal illness.

Hospices specialize in serving patients with a terminal illness. While these illnesses are not curable, a lot can be done to make the patient’s life more comfortable and help them do things that are important to them at this stage of their life.

Hospice care is personalized for every patient and family. It focuses on improving and maintaining patients’ and their families’ quality of life. Hospice helps individuals to live as well as possible through expertly managing pain and other symptoms they experience.

Most people who have a terminal illness are eligible for hospice care and have their care paid for by Medicaid, Medicare, Veteran’s Benefits, or private insurance.

Orchard hospice care supports patients with a terminal illness and their families by providing services such as:

  • Expert guidance and support for those caring for the patient, including information about the patient’s condition, their medications, and how to best care for the patient’s medical and personal care needs.
  • Needed medications, medical equipment and supplies.
  • Coordination of the patient’s care and medications with all of the patient’s medical providers, including the patient’s own doctors, hospice doctors, nurses, and other staff.
  • Emotional and spiritual support for both the patient and their family during this phase of life. This includes help for the family before and after the patient dies.

By partnering with local Hospice providers in Tucker and the surrounding Georgia area, Orchard has dedicated itself to offering the most comfortable facilities, excellent team members, and amenities that will make that final transition to end of life care as comfortable as possible. Hospice services may also be provided onsite.

To learn more about our Hospice Care, contact Orchard here or call (770) 938-5600.