The day that I call hospice is the day that I give up on my loved one.
Probably the most difficult myth to overcome is the common feeling among family caregivers that calling hospice is giving up, to letting your loved one die. But, Erbstoessser believes that nothing could be further from the truth. "In a lot of cases, calling hospice is the best kind of care you can give them at that time," she says, pointing out that the comfort measures administered by hospice care workers can manage pain and other symptoms very well. Hospice care concentrates on helping a person live well everyday. (aging.com)