Peter Tourian, Founder and CEO SYNERGY HomeCare
In the healthcare arena, one of the most conflicted subjects is the issue of care at the end of life. From life support to life expectancy, patients and families alike are part of life and death decisions. A 2008 report from the Hospice Association of America shows that across the US population, more people of every race, age and condition are choosing hospice and palliative care services over ongoing hospital treatments. Hospice services allow people to have peace instead of pain and most importantly, their home environment instead of a hospital facility. While it is physically and emotionally difficult, the end of life is a natural part of being human. When hospice is supplemented by home care, you have an additional source of comfort and support.
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You just received the devastating news that your loved one has a chronic, debilitating non-curable disease and the doctor is prepared to certify that they have a limited life expectancy. What are your options?