Is there such a thing as waiting too long to use hospice?
Sharing a ConsumerReports.com article about “how waiting too long to use hospice care can make suffering at end-of-life worse.”
According to the article:
Many people who are near the end of life wait too long to enter hospice care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
In hospice care, attempts to cure a disease are usually replaced with treatments solely for pain and suffering, delivered by a specialized team. It usually includes medical and nursing care, counseling and social services, and it can be given at home, in a nursing home or in a hospital facility.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
Last month, the Office of the Inspector General released two new reports following its investigation into hospice care in the U.S. the NHPCO responded to New OIG Reports on Hospice Care with a press release stating that, “NHPCO welcomes the opportunity to shed a light on high quality providers as well as those that fall short in providing appropriate care.”
At Bristol Hospice, compliance forms the backbone of the company and in light of these reports from OIG and NHPCO, we want to take this opportunity to share some of these compliance aspects which we consider makes us one of the “high quality providers”.
View the NHPCO’s OIG Report Response
View “More about Bristol Hospice Compliance”
Hospice care, centers on the patient and family. The goal of the professionals at Bristol Home Health and Hospice is to empower to make choices regarding care and assistance. The team serves as an advocate, helping to access the information and resources needed during this very challenging time.
“The Bristol Hospice team were always loving, caring, and most importantly, gentle with my sister. They were an excellent support system to me. I could not have done this without them.”
~ A surviving family member
Thank you for the opportunity to serve with the highest level of compassion, respect and quality of care. Contact us to learn more about our services.