Hospice is medical care with an emphasis on pain management and symptom relief. Hospice care is family-oriented care that seeks to improve the quality of the patient's life and to help the family adjust. Typically carried out in the home, hospice care provides a holistic approach typically involving nurses, doctors, social workers, counselors, home health aides, clergy, therapists, and trained volunteers. While hospice care is typically centered in the home, the patient might need to go to an extended-care hospice facility, or a hospice in-patient facility. The palliative care hospice provides helps to relieve disease-related symptoms and provides humane and compassionate care. Most hospices are medicare-certified. A senior in Atlanta should know that most people who use hospice care are over 65 and are entitled to the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

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The word "hospice" stems from the Latin word "hospitium", meaning guesthouse. It was originally used to describe a place of shelter for weary and sick travelers returning from religious pilgrimages. During the 1960's, Dr.Cicely Saunders, a British physician, began the modern hospice movement by establishing St.Christopher's Hospice near London. St.Christopher's organized a team approach to professional caregiving and was the first program to use modern pain management techniques to compassionately care for the dying. The first hospice in the United States was established in New Haven, Connecticut in 1974.

Hospice in Atlanta is not a place but a concept of care. 80% of hospice care in Atlanta is provided in the patient's home, a family member's home or in nursing homes. In-patient hospice facilities are sometimes available to assist with caregiving.

From the Hospice Foundation of America.

To learn the Ten Myths of Hospice, visit the American Hospice Foundation.


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