Generally speaking, I’ve found that the longer the patient is in hospice care, the greater the satisfaction experienced by the family and patient. This is because time is the greatest factor for the development of relationships. It is a factor in building trust with the care managers, physicians and all of the team members who provide comfort during the final days. Time also allows the family to learn about the services provided by hospice.
On the Carroll Hospital Health Chat, Regina Bodnar, assistant vice president of hospice and palliative care services, discusses Carroll Hospice’s new name, BridgingLife: Compassionate care for life’s transitions.
Listen to the Carroll Hospital Health Chat live each Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. on WTTR AM 1470/FM 102.3!