During the month of November, we worked hard to educate as many people as possible about hospice, palliative care and the choices available when it comes to end-of-life care. You may have seen our posters hanging up or our display at your local Casey’s General Store. We hope this encouraged you to talk with your families this holiday season about the care they would want at the end of life. Cedar Valley Hospice wants you to “Know Your Options” before you are faced with serious healthcare choices. Having this conversation is one of the most important gifts you can give to your family, and the holiday season is the best time to talk about it.
There are so many benefits when you call Cedar Valley Hospice. Enrolling in hospice is choosing to focus on quality of life and focused care. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, people enrolled in hospice actually live, on average, 29 days longer than those not enrolled. Support is provided is provided to the patient and also the entire family. Our staff is able to comfort families and educate them on the different stages the patient will go through as well as provide the patient with the necessary medications and equipment they may need.
Time we share with our loved ones is never enough. It is so important to become educated today so when the time comes to make critical decisions, you already know your options. By calling Cedar Valley Hospice, you know you will get your questions answered by the experts – who will also help you live each moment of life to the fullest.