Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life East Setauket 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

Good Shepherd Hospice
631-465-6300
245 Old Country Road
Melville, NY
Visiting Nurse Svcs Hospice of Suffollk
(631)930-9399
101 Laurel Rd
E. Northport, NY
Stratford VNA
(203)375-5871
88 Ryder's Landing
Stratford, CT
Christian Nursing Hospice and Home Care
631-265-5300
14 Belle Meade Avenue
Smithtown, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice
631-465-6300
245 Old Country Road
Melville, NY
Good Samaritan Hospice
631-376-3850
190 Motor Parkway, No:1
Hauppauge, NY
Brookhaven Mem Hsptl Med Ctr Hospice
(631)687-2960
105 W Main St
Patchogue, NY
Good Shepherd Hospice
(631)474-4040
4747-20 Nesconset Hwy
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk
631-930-9315
505 Main Street
Northport, NY
Brookhaven Hospice
631-687-2960
105 West Main Street
Patchogue, 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