Hospice and Palliative Care in California are already available, yet many people are still reluctant. So instead of enjoying the benefits, they often resort to late utilization.
What could have been wrong? Well, there are many misconceptions about these types of care. And we will try to figure them out in this blog post.
Some misconceptions about these two are as follows:
- Palliative and hospice care are the same things, and it is all about dying.
This statement is incorrect. Palliative care is for people with life-threatening illnesses that are not always actually life terminating. Patients can receive medical care for cancer, heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia – where they may or may not be able to recover. Hospice is a type of care for a comfortable end of life, with or without treatment, but with pain and symptom relief.
- Hospice Care in Garden Grove, California, is a place to stay when dying.
No. Hospice is a type of care that keeps the quality of life while one is spending his remaining days.
- These assistances are expensive and a waste of money.
Insurance covers these depending on the coverage of your benefit. And you have an option to receive care at home – so it can be affordable and even more convenient.
- End of Life Care requires 24/7 medical attention.
Not necessarily. Doctors and nurses can come as needed to check the patient’s vitals. Nursing assistants can stay longer for errands but not round the clock.
If you want to know accurate information about our assistance and services, call Advocare Hospice at 714-265-7348. Or you may visit us at 12419 Lewis St., Suite 106, Garden Grove, CA 92840.