Westlake Hospice Support
When it comes to hospice and end of life care, it is important to be informed. Hospice is not a topic that most people like to bring up. However, having the conversation can be beneficial in order to find the best care option for patients and their families. End of life care comes with misconceptions but Westlake Village works hard to make patients feel comfortable, supported, and at ease during their hospice journey.
Often times people mistake hospice as a place, rather than a philosophy. Hospice is a philosophy that makes patients feel supported and cared for in their own homes. Most people say they would prefer to pass away at home, which is why in-home care at the end of a patient’s life is so beneficial. Hospice meets the specific needs of each individual patient from the comfort of their homes while providing everything they may need, including a hospital bed, medical supplies, medication, and more.
When a patient goes into hospice they must qualify for hospice care. However, a patient can opt out of hospice anytime during their journey. If a patient is not getting what they had hoped to from hospice they can decide to quit at any time. Hospice is not permanent and does not indicate that the patient’s life will definitely end soon.