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Why Your Loved Ones Should Seek Hospice Care Sooner

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Why Your Loved Ones Should Seek Hospice Care Sooner

Choosing to receive end of life care can make you feel as if you’re casting your loved one aside or giving up, but the focus of hospice is to truly improve your loved one’s quality of life in their remaining days, weeks and months of life so they can enjoy the time they have left.

Managing your loved one’s pain and symptoms are only one component of hospice care. At CCH Home Health and Hospice, we strive to empower your loved one with life. Caring for a loved one with a terminal illness is an overwhelming and difficult endeavor. Hospice is a special kind of care that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. Sadly, many people wait too long to seek out hospice care and miss out on transformational benefits that hospice care can give.


When to Start Hospice Care

According to Trella Health, the average length of stay for patients in hospice care in the United States was 77.9 days in 2018. A common misconception about hospice care is that it’s only for individuals who have a few days to live. In fact, hospice care is for anyone who has a life expectancy of six months or less. Still, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that the top complaint from families is that they wished their loved one would’ve received hospice care sooner.


The Benefits of getting Hospice Care Sooner with CCH

One of the key benefits of your loved one starting their hospice care journey sooner, is that the focus becomes more on them as an individual rather than only managing symptoms and pain. The hospice team consists of specially trained nurses, social workers, chaplains/spiritual care coordinators, home health aides, and volunteers. These team members provide both patients and their families with education, pain management, symptom control, emotional and spiritual support. Our staff is available around-the-clock to consult with the caregiver.

Other benefits of early admission include:

  • Improved quality of life

  • More personalized family support

  • Improved monitoring of your loved one’s health

  • More focus on your loved one’s overall well-being


With CCH Home Health and Hospice, family and friends are the primary caregivers, and are educated on how to care for and support the patient. It is an all-encompassing approach to the care provided in the comfort of your home or where you call home. For more information about Hospice care for your loved one, please visit our website and reach out to us at 307.688.6230



Anderson, D. (2020, September 30). Why Your Loved One Should Receive Hospice Care Sooner. Knute Nelson.