For many, hospice care is an intimidating topic to discuss because of its association with terminal illness. But as a whole, hospice is a specialized care program that provides medical and emotional support in the final months of a patient’s illness.
It also eases the financial burden for patients by helping them avoid unnecessary hospital visits while restoring a sense of dignity and control. Hospice also extends care to the family, helping caregivers coordinate and complete tasks as needed.
Many understand the basic components of hospice care and how they benefit a patient suffering from terminal illness. However, few know the unique benefits that hospice care has to offer.
In today’s blog, we’ll be highlighting three reasons why you should consider partnering with McCortney and how we can help your loved one live peacefully and comfortably.
While hospice is sometimes provided in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals, care can also be administered in the comfort of a patient’s home.
Our team is focused on creating a calm, relaxing atmosphere — much different then the stressful buzzing and beeping you’d encounter in a hospital.
Hospice care is a collaborative effort between the patient, their family, the doctor and our team to create a care regiment that benefits everyone. Hospice patients typically experience less anxiety, partly with the assurance that hospice professionals are on-call 24-hours.
One of the factors few people think about is location. Traditionally, a hospice visits your home or the facility you live in. However, it’s important to consider the location in which the on-call nurse lives. This is especially important during times of emergency.
For example, let’s say you live in Purcell. You don’t want an on-call nurse coming all the way from Edmond in rush hour traffic. McCortney specifically hires nurses that live near our main offices in Norman and Ada so that our patients have the best access to medical care when needed.
Years of Expertise
Another benefit to working with McCortney Family Hospice is that we create and coordinate a comprehensive plan that meets the medical and emotional needs of the patient. We address all aspects of the illness with special emphasis on symptom management and reducing discomfort.
When you partner with us, you and your family will be working with a staff of doctors, nurses, therapists, health care aides and volunteers.
The nurses operating our offices have upwards of 13 to15 more years of experience — which is unique in the hospice industry. Our staff members are truly experts in their field, providing above-and-beyond levels of care you’d be surprised to encounter in a small to mid-sized hospice company.
Many hospice companies in Oklahoma will say time and time again that they have the most caring, compassionate team. While that may be true, our hospice care offers something truly unique — sincerity.
We’re a small, family-owned company. And, we do what we do simply because we love hospice. We understand it’s one of the most important times you’ll have in your life when caring for a loved one and we have a genuine desire to help in any way we can.
A hospice company like ours takes care of individual patients one at a time instead of worrying about hundreds of patients across various states. This, is perhaps, one of the biggest reasons why our company is one of the best in the nation. We’re much more interested in sleeping at night, knowing we’ve taken good care of someone rather than concerning ourselves with stockholders.
Discover the McCortney difference firsthand.
Have a question about hospice care? We’re always here to lend an ear and help wherever possible. To learn more about McCortney, reach out to one of our two offices today at (405) 360-2400 in Norman or (580) 332-6900.
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