Welcome to House of Light, a blog produced and managed by the staff of Casa de la Luz Hospice. Casa de la Luz ("house of light" in Spanish) is a locally owned and operated hospice, serving the city and surrounding communities of Tucson, Arizona. Through this blog, we hope to offer education, information, and support about caregiving and hospice care to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. For more information, visit the contact us page.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Benefits of Hospice Care

Most individuals are a little fearful of hospice services. They fear dying, or of giving up on life. Here are some thoughts from hospice workers about how individuals can benefit from hospice care.

"I am in awe of the unique and compassionate care that hospice brings to families facing the end of life." -Carol Clark, Director of Volunteers

"By focusing first on what's most important to our patients, we can give them the opportunity to live their life while on hospice." -Lisa Daniels, Social Worker

"Working with the hospice team, we manage patients' complex medical issues, while also bringing compassion in order to meet each family's unique emotional needs." -Pam Aronson, RN

"It's all about the patients. We allow this person to be a human being and respect them where they are, and respect the families' differences and their grief." -Patsy Ticknor, Chaplain

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