Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Arlington VA

Hospice is a wonderful service that gives control back to patients and their families. When people find out that they have an incurable illness, they often feel powerless in light of the situation and think they can't control the outcome of their lives. Hospice gives that control back to patients by allowing them to refuse or modify the treatment depending on their pain level.

The Jefferson
(703) 516-9455
900 N Taylor St
Arlington, VA
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Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Continuum Care, Hospice

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Synergy HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria
(703) 558-3435
2111 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
Services
Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Capital Hospice
(703) 525-7070
4715 15th Street N
Arlington, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Goodwin House Hospice
(703) 578-7217
3440 S Jefferson St
Falls Church, VA

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Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
(202) 638-2450
555 13th St NW Ste 3 E
Washington, DC

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Synergy HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria
(703) 558-3435
2111 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
Services
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(703) 525-7070
4715 15th Street N
Arlington, VA
Services
Hospice Care

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Goodwin House Inc. Hospice
(703) 578-7217
3440 South Jefferson Street
Falls Church, VA
Services
Hospice Care

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Goodwin House Inc. Hospice
(703) 578-7217
3440 South Jefferson Street
Falls Church, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice Care of DC
(202) 244-8300
4401 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
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Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life

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Hospice is a wonderful service that gives control back to patients and their families. When people find out that they have an incurable illness, they often feel powerless in light of the situation and think they can’t control the outcome of their lives. Hospice gives that control back to patients by allowing them to refuse or modify the treatment depending on their pain level. If the current level of medication is not working, they can request more to help the pain. One myth is that a patient will become addicted to the medication or narcotic. However, this is not accurate. The hospicenet.org Web site states, “A narcotic addiction is defined as dependence on the regular use of narcotics to satisfy physical, emotional, and psychological needs rather than for medical reasons.” Someone in pain has a medical reason to take narcotics and is not considered an addict. In his article entitled “Pain Control: Dispelling the Myths,” Dr. Joel Potash asserts that hospice patients “usually don’t have drug-seeking behavior. When their pain is in good control, they don’t desire more opiates.” Since there is little chance of addiction, patients can work with their hospice nurse to determine the best means for proper pain relief. Because the control is in the patients’ hands, they can request the care required to ease their pain and suffering. Pain is one of the most common fears when someone finds out that he or she is dying, but i...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide