Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life New Rochelle 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
516-485-3060
1220 Front Street
Uniondale, NY
Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, Inc.
914-666-4228
540 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY
Valley Hospice
(201)291-6000
15 Essex Rd
Paramus, NJ
The Hebrew Home At Riverdale
(718) 581-1000
5901 Palisade Avenue
Riverdale, NY
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern CT, Inc.
203-276-3000
1029 East Main Street
Stamford, CT
Bergen Community Health Care and Hospice
201-358-2666
400 Old Hook Road
Westwood, NJ
Hospice of New York, LLC
718-472-1999
45-18 Court Square
Long Island City, NY
Jacob Perlow Hospice
(212)420-2844
1775 Broadway
New York, NY
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT
(203)276-3016
1029 E Main St
Stamford, CT
Sunrise of Cresskill
(201) 871-0300
3 Tenakill Rd
Cresskill, NJ
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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