Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Olean 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

McKean County VNA Hospice
814-362-7466
80 School Street
Bradford, PA
Comstock Hospice Care Network
(716) 372-5735
1225 West State Street
Olean, NY
HomeCare & Hospice
(716)372-2106
1225 W State St
Olean, NY
McKean County VNA & Hospice
814-362-7466
20 School Street
Bradford, PA
HomeCare & Hospice
716-372-2106
1225 West State Street
Olean, NY
HomeCare & Hospice
716-372-2106
1225 West State Street
Olean, NY
McKean County VNA & Hospice
814-362-7466
20 School Street
Bradford, PA
McKean County VNA & Hospice
(814)362-7466
20 School St
Bradford, PA
Home Care & Hospice
(716)372-5735
1225 W State St
Olean, NY
McKean County VNA Hospice
814-362-7466
80 School Street
Bradford, PA
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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