Living With Heart Failure

Living With Heart Failure: Hospice Care

As heart failure worsens, the time may come when treatment is no longer working. If you and your doctor agree that your treatments are not working, hospice care may be an option. A hospice is an organization that can comfort and support you and your family. A team of people provides hospice care. This team generally includes:
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Nurse's aides
  • Chaplains
  • Volunteers.
The goals of hospice care are to:
  • Provide comfort rather than cures
  • Give emotional support to you and your family
  • Provide care that supports dying with dignity
  • Provide spiritual support as requested by you and your family.
Hospice supports life and views dying as a natural process. The hospice care team will work with you and your family to provide the services you need.
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