Synopsis by Alice Day
Home hospice care can be made available for a terminally ill patient if the family can provide the proper support. The value of such an arrangement for the patient would be a familiar environment and the comforting presence of family members instead of professional caregivers only. In addition to medical personnel, the hospice team includes a chaplain and a social worker. Volunteer staff can help fix meals or run necessary errands. Bringing Hospice Home offers a clear picture of an alternative to regular hospice care that may be the right choice for some families.