Caregivers Learn about Hospice Care

Chelsea, MI (PressExposure) July 31, 2009 -- Hospice recognizes dying as part of the normal process of living and focuses on maintaining the quality of remaining life. Rebecca Colmer was recently invited to speak at a meeting for caregivers and people who are caring for sick or aging loved ones. The topic was Hospice, a special approach to caring for terminally ill patients that stresses palliative care (relief of pain and uncomfortable symptoms) as opposed to curative care.

Rebecca was happy to discuss Hospice with the group as she recommends this service to people who are diagnosed with a terminal illness. “Most Hospice care focuses on keeping the patient at home,” said Rebecca. “This provides a much better environment than a hospital for the patient as well as the family. There is more freedom and fewer rules regarding visitation. In the hospital, doctors and nurses are in and out constantly, often asking visitors to step out while they perform procedures.”

Rebecca explained more about Hospice, “There are different programs providing hospice care; some of these include an inpatient hospice unit at a hospital or nursing home, a community-based hospice, a free-standing, inpatient hospice, continuing care retirement community programs and other models like HMOs. The best Hospice programs are home care organizations that provide specially trained nurses and volunteers who work with the patient, their family and close friends. Pain management is a specialty of Hospice; in addition, they also provide bereavement counseling. Some of the hallmarks of hospice include knowledge of concepts related to death and dying, stress management skills, sensitive communication skills, a sense of humor and flexibility.”

At the conclusion of the meeting, Rebecca said, “Today hospice has a major role in the healthcare movement. The terminally ill have options and the quality of their lives can still be within their control.

Rebecca Sharp Colmer is a Certified Senior Advisor and the creator of MeAndMyCaregivers, a company who offers management and peace of mind over your loved one’s medical, financial and social well being. Learn more at []

Contact: Rebecca Sharp Colmer PO Box 157 Chelsea, MI 48118 734-458-1098

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About MeAndMyCaregivers

Rebecca Sharp Colmer, CSA, is a Certified Senior Advisor, as recognized by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. The national organization has trained over 14,000 professionals across the country. As an Elder Care Advocate she has taken the educational initiative to become a professional leader in meeting the key needs and vital issues concerning senior citizens.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm
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