Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life College Point NY

Hospice is a wonderful service that gives control back to patients and their families. When people find out that they have an incurable illness, they often feel powerless in light of the situation and think they can't control the outcome of their lives. Hospice gives that control back to patients by allowing them to refuse or modify the treatment depending on their pain level.

Local Companies

Pax Christi Hospice/ST Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of N
718-876-1022
355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Jansen Memorial Hospice
(914)961-2818
69 Main St
Tuckahoe, NY
Holy Name Hospice
(201)833-3740
725 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ
Continuum Hospice Care
212-420-3370
39 Broadway, Suite 200
New York, NY
Hospice of New Jersey
201-893-0818
400 Broadacres Drive
Bloomfield, NJ
Bergen Community Health Care and Hospice
201-358-2666
400 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ
Parker Jewish Instituge for HC & Rehab
(516)586-1500
1 Delaware Dr Ste 104
Lake Success, NY
Hospice of Englewood Hospital & Med Ctr
(201)894-3333
75 W Demarest Ave
Englewood, NJ
Bergen Community Health Care and Hospice
201-358-2666
400 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ
Cabrini Hospice
212-995-6213
227 East 19th Street
New York, NY
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Hospice is a wonderful service that gives control back to patients and their families. When people find out that they have an incurable illness, they often feel powerless in light of the situation and think they can’t control the outcome of their lives. Hospice gives that control back to patients by allowing them to refuse or modify the treatment depending on their pain level. If the current level of medication is not working, they can request more to help the pain. One myth is that a patient will become addicted to the medication or narcotic. However, this is not accurate. The hospicenet.org Web site states, “A narcotic addiction is defined as dependence on the regular use of narcotics to satisfy physical, emotional, and psychological needs rather than for medical reasons.” Someone in pain has a medical reason to take narcotics and is not considered an addict. In his article entitled “Pain Control: Dispelling the Myths,” Dr. Joel Potash asserts that hospice patients “usually don’t have drug-seeking behavior. When their pain is in good control, they don’t desire more opiates.” Since there is little chance of addiction, patients can work with their hospice nurse to determine the best means for proper pain relief. Because the control is in the patients’ hands, they can request the care required to ease their pain and suffering. Pain is one of the most common fears when someone finds out that he or she is dying, but i...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide