Working with a hospice company has a plethora of unexpected benefits. I am now able to see that my efforts make coming to work every day both enjoyable and worthwhile. With any job, there are drawbacks and this one is no different. That drawback is when the patient’s families don’t quite understand the true meaning of hospice. In no way, can one blame the family but it still is a struggle.
Simply put, having a loved one on hospice is difficult. Midwest Hospice is there to make the transitions that occur during the end of life process smoother. With the potential loss of a loved one, emotions tend to run high. This is the point where Midwest Hospice steps in to help make the toughest of times just a bit easier.
Midwest Hospice provides the highest level of care for our patients and their families. Our staff is specifically trained in hospice care to handle any of the many unique situations that may arise during end of life. We are here because we believe in the importance and oftentimes underutilized care that hospice provides. Many of the people on our team have experienced a loved one who has passed or been through the hospice journey themselves. We understand what happens and when.
With the reality of the Hospice timeline being a prognosis of 6 months or less of life, this news can be incredibly difficult to hear or oftentimes accept. Not only for the patient, but the loved ones that surround them, these are difficult times. For this reason, Midwest Hospice goes above and beyond for our patients. We do anything and everything to make our patients comfortable in their greatest time of need.
Helping our patients and their families when they need it the most is our mission. We understand the difficulty of the process and that people need someone to be there for them. If you find yourself reading this and struggling through the process, just know, we are here for you. If you need someone to talk to, lean on, or just be there, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.