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Does Hospice Mean Bedridden?

Does Hospice Mean Bedridden?

No, hospice care does not necessarily mean that a person is bedridden. While some individuals in hospice care may be bedridden due to their medical condition, others may be able to move around and engage in activities as their condition allows.

The goal of hospice care is to provide comfort and support to the individual and their family during this difficult time and to ensure they can spend their remaining time as comfortably and meaningfully as possible. This may involve a range of services, including pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and assistance with activities of daily living.

The hospice team will work closely with the individual and their family to develop a care plan that meets their needs and preferences and provides support and guidance throughout the hospice care process. This may involve providing assistance with mobility and activity as needed and other services and supports to ensure the person’s comfort and well-being.