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Senior Care near Del Mar: Understanding Hospice

Senior Care near Del Mar Explains Hospice Care

When many people hear the phrase “hospice care,” they immediately think only one thing: a patient is close to death. For that reason, hospice has developed a negative connotation among the public. Elderly folks who receive senior care near Del Mar recoil at the suggestion that it may be time for hospice to take over, viewing it as an admission of defeat. Those who have learned just what hospice is about, however, have grown to appreciate it.

Hospice Doesn’t Mean Hopeless

It is incorrect to assume that hospice care is only needed when doctors and hospitals are no longer capable of helping a senior. In fact, hospice is often chosen as an alternative to the ordeal of traveling to a hospital and spending an uncomfortable stay there. With the risk of infection and the high level of stress created by a hospital stay, it is easy to see why seniors value the chance to stay at home instead.

Easing the Universal Experience

Putting off thinking about death obviously doesn’t prevent it from happening. But in many cases, the refusal to accept hospice care is just that. By accepting the fact that their life is nearing its end and embracing the help of professionals, seniors can make their final weeks and days just what they want them to be. Instead of worrying about day-to-day responsibilities and frantically following medical orders, they can reminisce, talk with family, and make preparations for their last transition in life.

Hospice and Senior Care in San Diego County

A major factor in removing the stigma from hospice senior care in San Diego County is talking about it long before it is an immediate issue. Springing the idea of hospice care on someone who only sees it as the last step before death is obviously disturbing. But with a thorough understanding of the service, personal acquaintance with hospice caregivers, and a good plan in place beforehand, a senior can benefit greatly from this invaluable resource.

Originally posted 2013-12-12 13:33:42.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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