Hospice helps families through end-of-life care

November is national Hospice Month and on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, three members of the Cache Valley Hospice Coalition explained the services being provided locally for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.Steve Evans said the end-of-life care involves much more than medical management.”I think the area that hospice really shines in is some of the stuff that is then able to be cared for once the physical needs are met of the patient, the emotional concerns, the psychological and social concerns, the fears the worries,” Evans explained. “There are so many needs and worries and concerns that patients and families go through as they approach the end of life. Hospice is designed to help through all of those processes.”Evans says the hospice team becomes like an extended family making it possible for people to leave this life with peace and comfort surrounded by people who care.

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