What Does it Mean When Someone is in Hospice Care?

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hospice care is provided by establishments that focus on the care of people with low life expectancies or disabilities. It’s an excellent way to provide comfort and companionship for people in their last stages of life.

The staff includes professionals who are dedicated in making sure that the residents are comfortable and happy. Nutmeg State Cremation Society gets inquiries from clients about hospice care services; here is some information that can help. When someone is in hospice care it means that;

1.  The Person Has Low Life Expectancy

Individuals with a life expectancy of less than six months are admitted to hospice. The patients require a medical certificate which has been authorized by their personal physician and patients without any proof aren’t eligible to apply. Most hospice care centers require two certificates- one from the patient’s personal physician and another from the doctor treating their specific illness. Once they attest that the condition is terminal, the hospice center will accept the patients in their establishment.

2.  The Patient Is Suffering From A Serious Or Terminal Illness

When a person’s physical condition starts to decline at a rapid rate, they require more attention. These patients face many health concerns such as lack of normal movement, extreme fatigue, weight loss; some may be suffering from:

  • Various forms of cancer
  • CVA
  • ALS
  • AIDS (final stage)
  • Last state chronic failure
  • Dementia
  • Last stage of Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Final stage-pulmonary disease

When patients have to undergo too many ER visits, doctors will recommend hospice as this is a more comfortable option for patients. These institutions provide both day and night services for the convenience of their patients.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive cremation services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Visiting a Dying Loved One

It isn’t easy to deal with the fact that a loved one is close to death. Not only does this make you feel very sad, but the feeling of helplessness can be extremely overwhelming too. Sometimes we fi...

Should I Pre-pay for My Funeral?

Most people don’t really take into account that it would be a good idea to pre-plan their funeral. Some people even find it quite uncomfortable to plan their funeral and make arrangements to pay fo...

Technology and Your Grief Journey

Technology is a very important aspect of the world as we know it today. It has also made its way into how people memorialize departed souls and deal with their grief. We at Nutmeg State Cremation S...

How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About Your Final Wishes

It is difficult to talk about death with your loved ones because it is an extremely sensitive topic. It can be very uncomfrtable for many, and it can cause grief and pain to your family and friends...

Understanding the Cremation Process

Despite its rising popularity, cremations are still a mystery to most people. They don’t know what’s involved in the process, how to make arrangements for it, and if there are any special considera...

What do Funeral Directors do for a Family?

Funeral directors help plan and organize a funeral but their roles often extend far beyond just planning. These individuals are an essential aspect of any funeral and can offer a lot of comfort to ...

Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral has become very popular in recent years. The process has many advantages and can make things easier for grieving families. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we encourage peo...

Memorial Service Ideas for Families Who Choose Cremation

Cremation is still an unfamiliar process for many people so they don’t know what goes into organizing one. Many worry they won’t be able to say a proper goodbye to their deceased loved one. At...

How Does Proper Goal Setting Aid in the Grieving Process?

Most people have some aim in life and set goals for themselves. This is an important aspect because it gives them some purpose and drives them forward to do something worthwhile with their lives. I...

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

The common belief is that when death occurs, you need to engage the services of a clergy or director. But these services may not always honor the deceased person and reflect them in the manner you ...