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Hospice was posted 07/31/2004 06:28 pm by Chris
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Maddy, Hospice is like home health only with more services. One of the real benefits is the volunteer support which can supplement aide and nursing services. Sometimes it is just the need for someone to be there in a 'respite' capacity. Be a pair of eyes or call for help if need be. In our hospice - if the patient needs it, nurses and aides can visit daily too. Social work support is also a part of the package. One of the real dilemmas though is if someone needs 24/7 supervision. Most hospices are not set up to provide this level of care except in a 'crisis' situation. This may be for pain or symptom management or caregiver meltdown. It sounds as if your husband would really benefit from hospice services. Ask your MD for a referral. Best wishes and strength. Chris

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