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SCRMC HealthBreak | ComfortCare Hospice

Posted on August 7, 2017

Hospice is not a place but rather a way of caring that brings comfort to people at the end of their life while offering support to their family. The team at Comfort Care hospice provides quality of life care to terminally ill patients and their families. Dr. David Harrison, a medical director of Comfort Care hospice, explains, “The primary criteria for hospice is that a physician who has assessed the patient determines that in all likelihood that that patient has less than six months to live.” Hospice offers an array of service to patients and their families.  A hospice nurse can be sent to a home to assist with basic needs at home such as bathing, toiletries, and cooking. Hospice can also provide social services including assisting with medications and any other needs as far as equipment including hospital beds and bed side commodes. Hospice can also provide spiritual support. By receiving hospice care sooner rather than later, the patient and the family benefit both physically and emotionally.

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