Many people believe that choosing hospice care for someone with a serious illness means that they are “giving up hope”. This mistaken thinking can lead to greater financial and emotional stress for the person dealing with an illness, and his or her caregivers, family, and other loved ones. This article from agingcare.com discusses the kinds of difficulties electing hospice care might help to alleviate for the family dealing with a challenging illness.
If you or a family member has a serious illness and may be considering hospice care, call us. St. Francis Healthcare System provides excellent hospice care in your home, in nursing home settings, or in our in-patient facilities in Nuuanu and Ewa. Our physicians and nursing staff are trained to deal the the special needs of those with serious health conditions, managing pain, and dealing with the other symptoms of very difficult diagnoses. Choosing hospice care isn’t “giving up”; it’s choosing a good quality of life while living with illness. Call us at (808) 547 6500 to learn more. We’re St. Francis Healthcare System. We understand, and we want to help.