Did you know that November is National Hospice month?
Hospice is a program that reaches out to anyone with a life limiting illness who desires specialized support at the end of life’s journey. Hospice is available as a healthcare choice through Livingston County Hospice, which is the only certified Hospice program in Livingston County. Hospice services are offered in one’s home, in skilled nursing facilities, comfort care homes, and local hospitals. Hospice care is focused on providing comfort and quality of life, as well as support to the patient and family. Hospice understands dying as a unique part of life that calls for a blend of compassion and comfort care.
Patients are eligible for Hospice care when the focus of care changes from aggressive treatments to comfort measures and management of symptoms. Talk to your doctor about the benefits of Hospice care. Many families have said “We wish we had called Hospice sooner.” Admission to Hospice is based on need, rather than ability to pay. Services are never denied because of inability to pay.
In 2018, Livingston County Hospice served 208 patients and their families, including recognizing 40 veterans in the We Honor Veterans Program. Livingston County Hospice is proud to be the exclusive provider of hospice services in Livingston County.
“I can’t think of a better way to have taken care of my mom. The nurses and aides that came took such loving care of her. Thank you for providing this service, it is such a blessing to the patients and families”, stated a family member of a Livingston County Hospice patient.