Valerie Harper to stay out of hospice care, husband says
Al Musella's Comments: (This is his personal views and are not necessarily the views of the Musella Foundation!)
I usually do not post personal stories like this but I need to clear up a huge misunderstanding of what Hospice is. Hospice is an amazing service that helps not only patients but also the caregivers near the end of the battle. It can be done in your home, or at a facility – whichever is easier for the patient and the family. I used them 3 times for Hospice at home and they were amazing each time. I can not imagine how much worse these deaths would have been without Hospice.
For the patient, they make sure they are comfortable. They take care of managing pain and other symptoms (like constipation), preventing bed sores and so much more. For the family, they provide guidance. NOBODY who has not gone through this knows how to handle the situation. The Hospice people are available by phone 24 hours a day for when questions or problems come up and they take so much of the pressure off of the family. They help guide the family through difficult decisions.
I can’t thank them enough.
Posted on: 07/29/2019
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