What is Hospice?
Hospice is a special way of caring for people with terminal illnesses and their families. Hospice treats the whole person by striving to meer all of the patient's needs-physical, emotional, social and spiritual- as well as the needs of the family.
Why is Hospice Care Important?
Hospice provides many benefits that aren't possible in a traditional health-care setting. Through hospice, the family is directly involved in making decisions and in helping a person they love.
Hospice serves the family as a unit and is sensitive to any special needs.
What Makes Amity Hospice Special?
Amity Hospice is special because it concentrates on care-not cure.
The goal of Amity Hospice is to acheive control over pain, without impairing alertness.
Amity Hospice helps patients acheive physical and emotional comfort so that they can concentrate on living.
Care at home can help patients and families draw closer and enrich their lives. It can also help relatives and friends become less freightened about death.
Treating Patients and Loved Ones as a Unit:
Amity provides relief to caregivers, who may neglect their own needs.