What is The Philosophy of Hospice Care?

By: Franklin Rainear Jr.
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hospices offer essential care during end of life, helping patients on their final journey so they don’t experience too much discomfort. This essential care can reduce a patient’s stress, help them accept death and experience peace, and also help families deal with the situation with dignity. At Franklin H. Rainear Jr. Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, we recommend hospice care to all families because of the core philosophy of these establishments. Here’s what you need to know:

Focus On Minimizing Pain

Terminally ill patients experience a lot of pain and discomfort during their final days. This is no way to live, especially if you don’t have much time left. Hospices reduce pain through medication, messages, exercises, and other such proven methods. They make sure patients experience as little physical pain as possible.

Reducing Emotional and Mental Impact

Most people don’t realize terminally ill patients also experience five stages of grief. They go through denial, anger, helplessness, pain, and acceptance, which can take a significant toll on their mind and emotions. Hospice workers offer unconditional support during this emotional process. They make sure all terminally ill patients have someone to lean on while they struggle with the mental toll of approaching death. Hospice care providers will offer distraction, counseling, and even a friendly ear to help patients.

No Regrets

No one wants to spend their final days regretting or contemplating missed opportunities. Hospice care providers help patients tick off as many bucket list items as they can. This doesn’t just have to be traveling, reading a book, attending a concert, etc. It can also involve mending fences, healing relationships, or reconnecting with loved ones.

A hospice provides peace, comfort, and consistent care to ensure patients live their last few days in dignity. If you want some help and assistance for arranging funerals for yourself or your departed loved ones, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation through our website or call (888) 213-4090.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Understanding the Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently and take their time processing it. Some recover within months while others take years. There’s no right or wrong way to experience this, no set patterns or pr...

The Importance of An End of Life Conversation with Your Loved One

Death is intimidating, mysterious, and frightening. Most are hesitant to think about their own demise and what will happen after it. That can lead to a lot of problems later, especially if there ar...

What do Funeral Directors do for a Family?

When a loved one breathes their last breath, one of the very first things you need to do is contact a funeral director. This professional may run their own funeral home or could be part of an organ...

Should I or Shouldn’t I Go to the Funeral?

Many people wonder whether they should attend a funeral or not. Funerals allow family and friends to say their final goodbyes to the deceased person. Everyone associated with the decedent has some ...

The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

A eulogy is an expression of gratefulness and grief and a final goodbye in honor of a deceased person’s memory. It isn’t very easy to speak before all the people attending the service, especially s...

5 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Funerals are difficult for everyone. The decedent’s family and friends are in deep mourning and can react negatively or feel pain at any perceived slight. It’s important to keep their feelings in m...

Pre-Planning: The Time Is Now

When people hear about the concept of preplanning a funeral, it sometimes upsets them or makes them uncomfortable. But a larger number of people are now opening up to the idea of preplanning and pr...

How to Deal with the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays

Our loved ones are a big part of our lives and influence every aspect of it. We form deep and personal connections with each other and experience a considerable amount of pain if that connection ge...