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Hospice Care:  What does that mean?

March 28, 2018

 

Hospice does not mean “no care because the person is diagnosed with a terminal illness.”  Hospice is the name given to the way people are choosing their end of life care.  It is the focus of the “team”, health care and family, to relieve the stress and symptoms of a terminal illness.

Peabody Home partners with multiple Visiting Nurses Associations in our service area to provide Hospice care to an individual during their stay at Peabody Home.  The Staff at Peabody Home provide the 24/7 care along with the volunteers and nurses from the VNA Hospice.  In the setting of Peabody Home Hospice services can be most beneficial to the family.  Some of those services include Spiritual support, social worker assistance and a liaison between the care givers at Peabody Home and the Hospice team.  The connection with the Hospice team does not end at the death of your loved one.  The Hospice team provides on-going support to the family after the death. 

One of the true strengths of Peabody Home is the ability to help the family navigate through a very confusing time.  We will listen to what you want for your loved one, then give you the tools to make “informed” decisions.  That decision may include staying at Peabody Home, staying at home or some other alternative.  The Staff at Peabody Home can help you.

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