How does Hospice Care Work?

How does Hospice Care Work?
How does Hospice Care Work?

Hospice of Lubbock offers a special kind of care designed to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care is provided in the home, nursing home, foster care home or assisted living facility. Additionally, Hospice of Lubbock has in-patient capability with local and regional hospitals for patients who may not wish to remain at home, are in need of pain crisis intervention or caregiver respite.

The hospice team of professionals and volunteers serve the terminally ill by opening hearts and minds to affirm living life to its fullest in the days that remain. The focus is on the person and the family, not the disease. Hospice team members encourage patients to achieve an optimum level of activity and independence. Through palliative care, which enhances comfort and improves quality of life, the patients and their families can begin to prepare mentally and spiritually to face the challenges before and after the death of the patient.