End of Life Care Planning Protecting Patients Part 1

Life Care Planning Protecting Patients

End-of-life care planning with Hospice Home Care plans for the best life possible. Patients and their families put off thinking out the patient’s final chapter all too often for living well without crisis and peace of mind.

This should be considered: 72 percent of Americans would prefer to be at home with loved ones in their final days, yet only about 23 percent die at home research shows. The most requested advice in the health care industry about hospice care during a family crisis is how should end-of-life issues be dealt with lovingly and supportively.

Patients that want to avoid dying in an unfamiliar institutional setting alone and in pain are in favor of breaking this precedence.  End-of-life care provides the opportunity to avoid impoverishment, unresolved issues, and regrets when a family member passes on.  

Hospice Home Care always recommends patients and family members talk with relevant people, lawyers, and physicians when it comes to end-of-life planning.  The information provided here is information that is designed to support you and is not intended as legal advice.  The guidelines and checklist you will find here is designed to assist you in planning the best possible pain-free life.

End-of-Life Care Checklist From Hospice Home Care

Decision-Making Information Gathering – Your health care concerns, questions and wishes should be talked about with your trustworthy advisors, close friends, family and doctors. 

Advance Health Care Directive Preparation – Your advanced health care plan needs to contain and address Hospice Care and Palliative Care/Pain Management. Let your family and loved ones know your intentions and keep a personal copy of your plan in a safe and accessible location after you learn what your options are once you are diagnosed and realize you are entering end of life care. 

Estate/Financial Plan Preparation – The California Department of Consumer Affairs provides information on developing an Estate/Financial Plan.  Your funeral arrangements should be shared with your family and loved ones well in advance.  Find out what predictable future expected needs might be covered financially through Medicare, disability insurance plan, and health insurance plan.  The goal in this stage is to protect the long term health of your assets.  Developing a plan helps you avoid the shock of unexpected events.  

Safe And Accessible Information Keeping – The ability for you and other family members/loved ones to be able to refer to your best plan with effectiveness requires your plans to be accessible.  

Hospice Care

Receiving care at home while dying surrounded by friends and loved ones is the best way to understand hospice.  Six months or less is the typical life expectancy of a hospice patient. Once cure-orientated medical treatment can no longer benefit the patient hospice care is used to support the family and the patient in a comforting way. 

Hospice Home Care has provided hospice care in Los Angeles County for thousands of patient’s homes, their preferred care settings or inpatient units. Clinicians and care teams are available 24/7 to provide care and answer questions.

Clinicians can download additional Hospice Home Care information at https://HospiceHomeCare.org and receive locations and hospice eligibility guidelines, or contact Hospice Home Care 24/7 at (310) 809- 2366.

Hospice Home Care is hiring! Want to join Los Angeles County’s leading provider of end-of-life care? Discover a fulfilling career and find available openings at HospiceHomeCare.com.

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