More Moments, made possible by Compassion Hospice
Samantha and I helped one of our patients celebrate his 90th birthday yesterday! He came to us just hoping to make it to his 90th birthday but with great care by Samantha and the rest of the team, he’s looking forward to more. 🙂
Cake by one of our Social Workers – Heather, and candle be-grudgingly loaned by my 2 year old Audrey. 😉
A new study released by the New England Journal of Medicine found that among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, those who received hospice care lived, on average, almost two months longer than those who received standard care. Researchers also found that the patients receiving hospice care reported a higher quality of life through the final course of their illness.
The goals of hospice care are to improve the quality of a seriously ill person’s life and to support that person and their family during and after treatment. Sharing the same philosophy of hospice care which is usually provided in the final months of life, palliative care may be provided at any stage during a serious or life-limiting illness.
We’ll begin highlighting Compassion Hospice success stories – we have a team right here in Southeast Texas delivering world-class quality care.