EDUCATION

Carolinas Hospice offers educational resources to the community, to medical professionals and to other hospice advocates to promote the availability and use of quality end-of-life care.

 

We help people understand what hospice is, how it is paid for, what is included with hospice care.  

 

  • What palliative care is and how it differs from hospice care.

  • How to choose a quality hospice care provider.

To view all educational topics, click here.

WHAT IS HOSPICE

Hospice care is a service offered to patients and families who find themselves in need of end-of-life care. When faced with these choices, we can help you choose a hospice that will listen to you and your needs. 

 

Hospice should:

 

  • Help individuals and families coping with a life-limiting illness define what is important to them

  • Ensure that patients and families are making the most of each day and enjoying the best quality of life possible

  • Meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patient and their families

  • Address fears and anxiety

  • Help patients and families know what to expect and how to plan for the future

  • Offer physical support and comfort

 

Hospice is more than just end-of-life care, it is comprehensive mind, body, and spiritual care for the individual as well as the circle of friends and family who care for the patient. Our educational materials can help ensure you choose the best fit for hospice care to ensure all of the above is met.

  

To learn more about hospice care and view additional educational materials, click here.

GRIEF AND LOSS

The care a hospice provides shouldn't end when a loved one passes away. Families of those loved ones need support as well. A good hospice should support the grieving family members with services that may include:

 

  • Children's grief programs

  • Educational sessions

  • Individual counseling to help identify the types, or phases, of grief

  • Support groups

  • Workplace grief services

 

It is important to remember that grief is a normal, natural response to the loss of someone or something held dear to that individual and it is unique to each person.  Because of this uniqueness and individuality, there is no set timetable for how a person goes through the process. Likewise, what is helpful for some people may not be helpful for others.

To learn more about grief and loss, click here.