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Can Hospice Help?

What Hospice Provides

  • 24/7 availability for assistance by a nurse
  • Expert pain and symptom management by physicians and nursing staff
  • Emotional and spiritual support for patients, families and friends by social workers and chaplains
  • Regular visits in the patient's home and/or wherever they may call home such as skilled nursing or assisted living facilities
  • Companionship and assistance from trained volunteers
  • Therapies: speech, physical, occupational, music, massage and dietary counseling as needed or desired
  • Medications related to the hospice diagnosi
  • Medical equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis
  • Bereavement support through counseling and support groups for families and friends after their loved one has died
  • We care for patients regardless of their ability to pay

If a patient is living at home, Talbot Hospice can

  • assist family caregivers in learning how to care for the day-to-day needs of the patient
  • provide home health aides to assit with personal care and light housekeeping
  • carefully monitor the patient’s condition so we can help before any crisis may arise
  • provide friendly volunteer visitors so caregivers can get some respite away from the home for a few hours

If the patient is in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, Talbot Hospice can

  • work collaboratively with facility staff to ensure pain and symptom management
  • provide emotional, spiritual and practical support to patient family members
  • provide extra nursing, social work and chaplain visits to your loved one at the facility to enhance quality of life

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