What is a Hospice?
Hospice is a type of specialized care for patients who are nearing the end of their life. Hospice helps patients who are terminally ill live a comfortable life. Patients usually enter hospice during the last few months or weeks of their life. Hospice is personal and family-centered. Hospice provides many kinds of support through a team of highly trained professionals. The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of life and to meet the specific needs of individual patients.
Westlake is an outpatient hospice facility. Hospice care is unique to each patient and includes a wide spectrum of care to manage the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on the individual as a whole. Depending on the needs of the patient, hospice includes doctor and nurse care, prescription medicine, therapy, medical equipment, and supplies related to the patient’s condition. Hospice strives to ensure the comfort and well being of every patient, while making the most out of their remaining time.