3711 Lomita Blvd #120
Torrance, California 90505
Office: (213) 234-5535
Patients live longer with Hospice
In March 2007 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization conducted a study looking at 4,493 Medicare beneficiaries with some of the most common diagnoses leading to death. Patients who received hospice services lived on average, 29 dayslonger than those who did not receive hospice care, and lived a better quality of life.
For most people, having end of life discussions with family members is very difficult and in most cases avoided. Although difficult, it is best for families to share their wishes long before this becomes an immediate concern. In many circumstances patients with a terminal illness may loose their ability to communicate with loved ones, leaving family members to assume, and forced to make uncomfortable decisions during an already stressful time.
Hospice care is for people who have a life expectancy of six months or less, and have chosen to focus on pain and symptom relief over healing treatment. Diagnoses commonly associated with Hospice care include these and other terminal diseases:
Heart Disease Cancer
Respiratory Diseases Neurologic Diseases
Liver/Renal Failure Stroke or Coma
“Agape Hospice and Palliative Care does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age or sex (including gender identity) in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, and in staff and employee assignments to patients, whether carried out by Agape Hospice and Palliative Care directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Agape Hospice and Palliative Care arranges to carry out its programs and activities.”
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