Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Frederick 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.

Hospice of Frederick County A div. of Fred. Mem. Hospital
(301) 694-6444
PO Box 1799
Frederick, MD
Services
Hospice Care

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Hospice of Frederick County A div. of Fred. Mem. Hospital
(301) 694-6444
PO Box 1799
Frederick, MD
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street, NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Hospice Care

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Hospice of Northern Virginia
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Hospice Care

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Frederick Memorial Hosp Hm Hlt Hospice
(301) 698-3415
400 W 7th Street
Frederick, MD
Specialty
Hospices

Hospice of Frederick County
(301) 698-3030
516 Trail Ave
Frederick, MD

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Hospice of Northern Virginia
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street, NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson St NW Ste 202
Leesburg, VA

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Right At Home
(301) 696-1122
1890 N Market St
Frederick, MD

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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