B1009 | Understanding Hospice: A Guide for Patients and Families
No one wants to be in the position to need hospice.
But when it's time, hospice is there.
As hospice professionals, we want to provide information on hospice and its benefits in the most compassionate and easily digestible form possible.
When we meet with patients and families, they can be overwhelmed, scared, and full of emotion. This booklet is written to aid the hospice admissions staff convey the details of hospice coverage in an inviting, sensitive manner. It covers not only the basics of the Hospice Benefit but also details patient and family concerns such as the fear of the patient giving up and the fear that hospice hastens death.
A special section also addresses common hospice myths to calm fears and provide facts surrounding hospice care.
The booklet presents information about hospice throughout the main pages and ends with a meaningful nature metaphor about the aspen grove. Nature metaphors are universal, easy to understand, and help soften the delivery of difficult topics.
Written with carefully crafted words of support and knowledge, this booklet represents the sensitivity of your agency and team members. This booklet goes so far beyond the traditional "words on paper" we are accustomed to using. Give those you serve a beautiful experience with your hospice from the beginning.