Hospice and palliative care is a dignified and comfortable way of spending your final months. With the help of a hospice team, this care approach focuses on pain management, symptom relief, and emotional and spiritual support according to the patient’s needs, wishes, and beliefs.

Palliative care services in Georgia are categorized into three stages: the last phase of an illness, the dying process, and the bereavement period, according to HelpGuide.

Hospice and palliative care services may combine nursing care, social services, therapy services, spiritual support and counseling, and more.

When it’s time to choose a provider of hospice care services in Alpharetta, Georgia, ask questions including:

  • What is the patient-to-caregiver ratio?
  • What is the average frequency of home visits?
  • What is the average time for after-hours questions and concerns?
  • Do you offer continuity care?
  • When is the time to seek care?

You may want to explore hospice care services if your illness continues to progress despite making multiple trips to the hospital to the point that it affects your quality of life. Another reason could be that you have been to the hospital several times with worsening symptoms until you’ve decided to stop receiving care and treatment for your disease.

FAMILY FIRST HOSPICE CARE offers hospice care services to offer the best care possible to those diagnosed with terminal illnesses. We focus on giving pain relief and comfort to patients rather than curative methods. We also provide medical social services, therapy services, wound care, and more. Contact us at 678-269-4743 for more details.