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Interim HealthCare Hospice is a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and support for people who are at their end-of-life and their families. It is based on a philosophy of improving the quality of life when quantity of time is limited. Hospice offices provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and those who love and care for them.
Bereavement care is an essential component of hospice care that includes anticipating grief reactions and providing ongoing support for the bereaved over a period of 13 months. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.
Alzheimer's disease is a painful condition for seniors and their loved ones to face. A person living with Alzheimer's faces deteriorating mental and physical health, which can escalate to the point where he can no longer recognize or remember his nearest and dearest loved ones.
Traditionally, hospice is an option for people whose life expectancy is six months or less, and involves palliative. Medicare is the primary source of payment for Hospice. Care focuses on pain and symptom relief, rather than ongoing curative measures. Some hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities provide hospice care onsite, however, in most cases hospice is provided in the patient’s own home which provides a more familiar and comfortable environment.
Pets have a history of providing faithful companionship and showing unconditional love for humans. This creates a powerful emotional bond that has a very positive effect. Communication between humans and animals occurs on a deeper, more primitive level than the spoken word. Simply cuddling or petting an animal can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and ease depression.
Interim HealthCare Hospice understands that the experience of someone diagnosed with end stage cardiac disease is very different than that of someone with cancer or pulmonary disease. That's why Interim Hospice offers the best in medical and nursing care, using symptom management to control symptoms and promote comfort. No matter what the disease or diagnosis, Interim believes in improving the quality of life when quantity is limited.
At Interim HealthCare Hospice, we offer a team oriented approach to care. Our interdisciplinary hospice group is made up of professionals who address the medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and loved ones.
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