Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Baltimore MD

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.

Joseph Richey Hospice
(410) 523-2150
820 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Keswick At Home
(410) 662-4202
711 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD
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Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Joseph Richey Hospice
(410) 523-2150
820 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD
Services
Hospice Care

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Brighton Gardens of Towson
(410) 377-2100
6451 N Charles St
Towson, MD
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Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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Brighton Gardens of Towson
(410) 377-2100
6451 N Charles St
Towson, MD
Services
Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Hospice

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Keswick At Home
(410) 662-4202
711 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD
Services
Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Joseph Richey House, The
(410) 523-2150
838 N Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
(410) 594-9100
7008 Security Blvd Ste 200
Baltimore, MD

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Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Ctr & Hospice
(410) 601-2296
2434 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD

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Professional Healthcare Resources
(866) 243-1234
3421 Benson Ave Ste G-100
Baltimore, MD
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Home Care

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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