Question: What is the average number of days a patient receives hospice?
Answer: Many patients only receive hospice for a few days because family members and loved ones are unaware of the benefits. Loved ones can be self-referred.
Hospice is a patient-centered, family-oriented approach to care for anyone with a life-limiting illness. The core belief of hospice is that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. Our focus is on caring, not curing.
It can be difficult to talk about hospice and end-of-life issues. Our staff is here to make a difference. To relieve suffering, restore dignity, and comfort people with a life-limiting illness. Our mission is to promote quality of life . . . at every stage of life.
Hospice Care services are provided by a team of professionals and trained volunteers, available seven days a week. Services offered for patients and family members include:
- Physician & Nursing Care
- Pain & Symptom Management
- Home Health Aide Services
- Social Work Services
- Spiritual Support
- Respite Care
- Bereavement Support
- Volunteer Services
People living in Barron, Rusk, Washburn, Dunn, Sawyer, Burnett and Polk counties are eligible for LMC’s Hospice Care.
For more information on how LMC’s Hospice Care Services can help you or someone you love, call 715-236-6256