Hospice of Okeechobee

  

 

Are these your concerns?
   I want to live longer.
   I don't want to be in pain.
   I don't want to die in a hospital.
    I don't want to be a burden on my family.

Why hospice care would be a choice
you want to consider:


A recent study* has proven that patients who choose Hospice care lived up to three months longer than similar patients who did not choose Hospice care.  Hospice may not only help to extend your life but will also improve your quality of life by minimizing symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.

Individuals who opt for Hospice care sooner rather than later have the ability to take full advantage of the complete array of services that Hospice has to offer.  Hospice nurses, under the care of your regular doctor, will make routing home visits to minimize symptoms.

We understand you don't want to be a burden to your family and we can help relieve some of your stress by providing support to your family.  Hospice nurses will teach family members how to provide care to a loved one, if this is needed.  Hospice helps relieve some of your financial pressure by paying for medications that are needed for your life-limiting illness.

* "Comparing hospice and non-hospice patients.. within a three year
window" - Journal of Pain and Symptom Management March, 2007

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