The way in which we manage our health care needs change as our lives advance. This especially is true at the end of life. Planning for the future – The best time to learn about hospice care is before it is needed; allowing those who most care about you to have a clear vision of your desires. The mission at Alliance Hospice is to support our patients’ choices in health care and help guide their quest for a rewarding quality of life in their final days.
It is always advisable to discuss one’s wishes for the end of life with loved ones prior to the need for hospice services. This way, when the time comes, if you are unable to make the decision for yourself, loved ones will be prepared. By discussing your options for end of life care with family and health care providers, those who most care about you will have a clear vision of your desires for your final days. The earlier hospice services are involved the greater the likelihood the patient will live their final days in a comfortable and meaningful fashion.
Hospice services and benefits make the end of life process easier for the patient and their family members. Many relatives express how much they benefited and appreciated the support of hospice during the last days of a loved ones life.