Options of Site of Hospice Care
Hospice service can be provided at patient’s home, Assisted living, Nursing home, Hospital and Inpatient hospice. Hospice care in designed to be non-institutional but hospice collaboration with the institution can help provide hospice care in the institution.
Ideal setting for hospice care is patients home as it gives more secure feelings to the patient. It is easy for family members to stay with the patient when hospice care is being provided at patient’s home. Home setting is sometimes not a good option for the family members as they do not want to associate death to the home as it leaves some memories of the death place.
The Institutional setting like the hospital, Assisted living, Nursing Home and Inpatient hospice have some advantages like availability all kinds of resources. Family members do not need to worry about their
presence and providing associated resources to live in the home.
In each situation, it is social worker’s responsibility to check the patient’s and family member’s preference about the choice and provide the best service.