Hospice care is about hope, not loss

Hospice care serves many purposes, most of all to make the later stages of life an enjoyable time for patients, friends and family. In an interview for the Colombus Telegram, one hospice social worker explained what her job entails:
“My job is to help individuals and their families to realize that hospice is not always just about dying, but it’s an important time of living their lives,” said Lisa Weber-Kohler, Columbus Community Hospital social worker. “It can be a time to retain hope, not necessarily for a cure, but to re-establish family relationships, to review their lives and talk about how they want to be remembered.”
With advanced pain management and other measures in place to ensure maximum comfort, patients are free to enjoy these renewed connections for as long as possible wherever they desire, be it at home or in a care center.

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