Early Hospice Care is Best

Contributing Writer
Craig Garaas-Johnson
Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

Talking about end-of-life issues is difficult. At Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPC), we understand that. And yet, when the time comes to call for help, you should know there are some good reasons to call sooner than later.

For patients, hospice care can help manage symptoms such as pain, nausea, and anxiety, providing relief from discomfort and improve overall well-being. At CHPC, we work closely with patients to develop an individualized plan of care that addresses their specific needs and preferences. These plans include emotional and spiritual support, which can help alleviate feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety.

CHPC also helps families and caregivers navigate the healthcare system and make informed decisions about end-of-life care. We provide information about available resources and services, help families and caregivers understand the options for care, and offer guidance on how to manage the physical and emotional demands of caregiving.

In addition, family, friends, and caregivers are also entitled to 13 months of free Bereavement Care, after their person has passed.

These are just some of the benefits of hospice care. At CHPC, we recommend starting hospice care as soon as possible so individuals can receive the support they need to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. If you or a loved one are considering hospice care, give us a call at 716-338-0033 with a hospice care provider to learn more about the services and support that are available.