Hospice care often requires the patient, family members, and other caregivers to make a number of profound changes — from accommodating strangers who are performing intimate care tasks to facing the fact that a death is likely near. Fortunately, there are tangible steps to take and resources to help in making the mental and physical adjustments that may be needed.
Because the hospice team care concept involves many players, a good plan is needed to coordinate it.
Take some steps to become better prepared to cope with the potential stresses of hospice care.
Consider a number of ways to ensure a patient can be comfortable and safe during hospice care at home.