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About Hospice

"Choosing hospice is not giving up; it is changing the focus of the care received to one that prioritizes the comfort and wellbeing of patients and their loved ones."

What is Hospice?

Hospice care is health care that is a Medicare benefit as well as a philosophy that focuses on easing the suffering of terminally ill patients and their loved ones. This suffering may be physical, emotional, social or spiritual in nature. Hospice care strives to provide the best quality day to day life and does not focus on prolonging life or providing curative treatments.

Our Bosque Trails Hospice team is passionate about focusing on the well being of our patients as well as those who love them.  

We are honored to be able to care for you and your loved ones as you navigate this unique chapter in your life. 

Does Hospice Provide Caregiving?

Hospice is an extra layer of support and does not provide in-home caregiving. Hospice does provide 24/7 access to your care team for support and symptom management, scheduled visits with your nurse (often multiple times a week) and other members of the care team, if desired, and volunteers to support in different ways.

 

Hospice vs Palliative care

Palliative and hospice care are medical specialties aimed at supporting people of all ages with serious, long-term illnesses. While Palliative care is available from the moment of diagnosis, Hospice is only available toward the end of life. It can be an option when a cure is no longer possible or you decide to forego further life-prolonging treatment. 

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Where Can I Get Hospice Care?

Hospice is provided wherever a patient is living and wherever your needs are best met. Bosque Trails Hospice provides care in homes, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and group homes, or wherever you call home.

Eligibility

If you or someone you love has a life limiting illness and it is time to shift focus from aggressive curative treatments and hospitalizations to comfort focused care, hospice is for you.

  • Frequent falls

  • emergency room visits

  • hospitalizations

  • infections

  • weight loss

  • trouble performing daily activities

may also mean hospice is right for you. In order to qualify for hospice care, one of our doctors must estimate that you have 6 months or less to live.

Hospice Team

You and those who love you will receive this personalized layer of support from our interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, spiritual care providers, social workers, aides and volunteers while you are on hospice and after with our specialized bereavement team.

Goals of Hospice Care

Focus On The Quality Of Each Day

Bosque Trails Hospice staff is passionate about learning what is most important to you and will place this at the heart of how we provide care for you.  

Manage Symptoms

Your goals for comfort are our goals. Our board certified medical director and our experienced nurses will use medications, non-pharmacologic adjunct treatments and equipment to help control all symptoms including but not limited to pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation and anxiety.

Home and Family/Loved Ones

Hospice care places value on keeping you home and with your family, friends and loved ones. Our team strives to bring excellent symptom management to you in your home environment in an effort to avoid hospitalization. 

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