Hospice agencies come in all sizes and shapes, just as hospice care does. When beginning the process of choosing a hospice provider, you may notice companies will make claims such as “non-profit, leading provider, largest provider, independent provider” and more to describe why they are the best option. It is important to know that none of these claims automatically signify that one provider is better than the other, but that they are indicators of how each agency runs their facility and services.
So let’s discuss the elephant in the room. Is hospice the right choice for me/my loved one? There is no single right answer. Just as there is no one answer in how to choose the right home, healthcare provider, or even car insurance. It’s based on a number of factors. Just like making a decision on car insurance, only you can decide the ranking importance of these factors.
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So you’ve decided to consider hospice for you or your loved one. You want them to be cared for the same you hope others would care for you in a difficult situation. So how do you know that hospice is the right answer? How do you know that using hospice care is any better than staying home to care for them yourself? Hospice care has mastered the balance of providing specialized medical care during difficult times and treating your family like our own. When it comes to hospice care, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan.
This blog post brings in a special guest, June Duncan, to discuss the different options when it comes to paying for long term care. Monarch Hospice wants to help make your choices and transitions into Hospice care easy for both you and your loved ones. Call us today for more info regarding hospice care!
So you or your loved one has decided to enroll in hospice care. You want physical symptoms managed properly and to continue enjoying life on its own terms with your family and friends. The most commonly asked question is, what comes next?
Whether by choice or necessity, we all take on the role of caregiver for someone we love at one point or another. This role is one that can bring joy and fulfillment to your heart, but can also be emotionally and physically exhausting.
Being a caregiver comes with a mixed bag of emotions. Most days you can feel a sense of purpose and gratitude mixed with compassion and love. But what do you do when those feelings become edged out by doubt, self-neglect, and a general sense of exhaustion known as “caregiver stress?"