Glen Ellyn, Illinois (getnews) November 13, 2015 – Harbor Light Hospice has released a new update of its website that includes a comprehensive informational section on hospice care in the United States. The organization hopes that by providing consumers with useful information on a very misunderstood topic that hospice care will be better understood and utilized.
As an organization, Harbor Light Hospice provides hospice care and palliative care services throughout the US in ten separate states. However, Harbor Light Hospice leadership believes that their services are still underutilized due to the myths and misinformation that surround hospice care. This is why the decision to heavily invest into developing online resources aimed towards debunking hospice care myths was made.
Hospice care in the United states is misunderstood for a variety of reasons. For many, hospice care is associated with a “giving up” mentality. However, the hospice and palliative care communities strongly disagree with this position. Once given a terminal diagnosis, a patient and their family may decide to focus on increasing the overall quality of life as opposed to only seeking to extend life through curative treatments. In fact, recent legislation exists that is testing the viability of a model for patients to utilize hospice care without forgoing many forms of treatment. However, a terminal diagnosis still must be assigned by a physician in order for a patient to utilize hospice care services.
The extensive online resource contains general consumer information on hospice care such as Medicare, Medicaid and the hospice interdisciplinary team. The website goes a step further by touching on more nuanced and difficult topics such as artificial hydration and nutrition during end-of-life which is a very controversial topic for patients and families who are facing a life limiting illness. Harbor Light Hospice encourages its staff to promote the new online resource in order to make it easier for patients and their families to understand how hospice increases quality of life. The organization believes that better information is essential for those facing difficult times.
About Harbor Light Hospice :
Harbor Light Hospice seeks to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families who are facing limiting illness. We focus on life and the quality of living. Services are provided by a team of professionals.
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Company Name: Harbor Light Hospice
Contact Person: Alex Caruso
Phone: (703) 810-7553
Address:800 Roosevelt Ro. Building C Suite 206
City: Glen Ellyn
Country: United States