Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Jamestown 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

Hospice Of Warren County
(814) 723-2455
Two Crescent Park West
Warren, PA
Hospice of Warren County
(814)723-2455
2 Crescent Park W
Warren, PA
Comfort Care
(585) 760-1274
150 Highland Ave
Rochester, NY
Beth Israel Medical Center
(212) 420-2844

New York, NY
Ontario-Yates Hospice
(315) 789-9821
756 Pre Emption Rd
Geneva, NY
Hospice Chautauqua County Inc
716-484-8566
4840 West Lake Road
Mayville, NY
Hospice Chautauqua County
(716)753-5383
4840 W Lake Rd
Mayville, NY
Hospice Chautauqua County Inc
716-484-8566
4840 West Lake Road
Mayville, NY
Caring Hospice Services Llc
(718) 743-4600
3071 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
(631) 687-2960
105 W Main St
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