Live Out a Calm and Comforting Life with Lake Oswego Hospice Care

    Death is not a comfortable subject for most of us. So, it’s no surprise that many people lack basic knowledge about hospice care. When surveyed, a majority of seniors say they would prefer to die in their own home, but three out of four Americans don’t realize that hospice care offers that option.Lanphier Associates job 984, AVA003 at Hillsboro Rehab, Hillsbor

    Lack of information, fears and misunderstandings keep many people from reaping the advantages of specialized end-of-life care. Here are the facts about seven common misconceptions:

    1. Hospice is not a place, hospice is an approach.
    2. Entering hospice does not mean that medical care stops, instead treatments are prescribed to prevent pain rather than cure disease or illness.
    3. Hospice is open to any age or condition.
    4. Hospice costs are usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs or private insurers.
    5. Hospice can accommodate people with high level care needs or those who live alone.
    6. Hospice care does not ‘hurry death.’
    7. Hospice referral should be seen as empowerment, not a final resort.

    Signature Hospice in Oregon, part of the Avamere Family of Companies, helps the family and friends of aging seniors, maintain peace and restfulness in this final stage of their life journey by creating the most tranquil experience possible for everyone involved. We provide attentive care and support during this final phase in life and, no aggressive treatments are performed since they will likely not justify the pain that they are likely to cause.

    You can call us for more information about our Signature Oregon Hospice Care in Lake Oswego, and we will answer any questions you might still have.