Did you Know? By Dana Ochsner LPN Patient Care Representative, Assured Hospice of Centralia

Hospice is a specialized level of care for those with life limiting illnesses and their families. Many people are confused by the different things they have heard and may not be sure if Hospice care is right for them. Here are common MYTHS along with FACTS. Here are just 2 of them.
MYTH: Becoming a Hospice Patient means giving up hope.
FACT: Hospice is about Quality of life and hope preservation. Hospice patients are encouraged to live life to the fullest.
MYTH: Hospice is a place.
FACT: While there are hospice inpatient units, the majority of care is administered in the patient’s familiar surroundings such as their home, nursing home, Adult Family home or assisted living facility.

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