Social worker Tanya Shultz explains how Brighton Hospice looks at each patient individual to determine what care they truly need; not just what is mandated by Medicare.
I have worked in hospice care for 13 years and in that time I have found that hospice is vastly misunderstood. Most people believe that hospice is for the last few days of life, which it is; however, some patients we have for quite a long time.
What does one say when the doctor unexpectedly announces it’s time to go on hospice? I had watched him change from a strong, tall, virile man to a frail, thin one, who struggled to walk across a room.