Clients with serious life-limiting illnesses have care needs beyond regular home care programs. The seriousness of their conditions comes with certain nuances, whether they are in active treatment and have symptoms that need to be controlled or their care is focused on increasing their comfort and quality of life for as long as possible.
Hospice is a scary word.
Talking about, and suggesting Hospice can cause feelings of fear and sadness. This can be a very challenging time for the individual who is sick and their loved ones. Talking about hospice care can make people feel that there is no longer hope for recovery.