Hospice Misconceptions

Hospice is about comfort during a time of illness. At McCortney Family Hospice it is always about the patient and the family.

Typically, a family member steps into the caregiver role when someone they love becomes ill and is unable to care for themselves, but when the time comes for closer more involved care, we are here to provide it.

 

Provide you with personal care by certified home health aides

Illnesses or disabilities can make it difficult or impossible for you or a loved one to complete daily tasks. A home health aide visits clients to help with bathing, dressing, light housekeeping, appointment planning, transportation and grocery shopping.

They also help with checking vitals, temperature and respiration rate. Under the direction of a nurse, home health aides can also give a client their medication. The home health aides at McCortney Family Hospice care deeply about their clients and want to make sure every day is comfortable.

 

We assist end-of-life planning

Many patients receiving hospice care are facing a life-limiting illness. End-of-life planning makes it easier for families to make difficult decisions regarding the loss of a loved one.

One study published in the American Medical Association found end-of-life planning helped families save on average $5,600 on medical and funeral expenses because it gives the patient control over what type of treatments they are willing to endure.

We also work to connect our patients with community services that can assist families through a difficult time. It is natural to want to avoid these uncomfortable conversations that make us recognize our mortality, which is why we are there for you and your family to make decisions in advance.

 

Caring volunteers are ready to boost moral

Being the primary caregiver of an ill loved one can take a toll. It can be exhausting, which is why our volunteers are ready to provide you some respite care for a few hours so you can take care of tasks outside of the home. Respite care can also help caregivers reduce their stress while strengthening their immune system.

 

24-hour, on-call home nursing care.

Health emergencies do not wait for business hours. Rather than worrying through the night wondering if you or your loved one needs immediate care, or calling an ambulance, our nurses are on-call all day and all night to answer your questions and concerns.

 

We provide chaplains, counselors and bereavement support. 

A loved one suffering from a sickness is stressful for everyone involved. Our caring counselors and chaplains can help you navigate some difficult circumstances and give you peace of mind. Our bereavement support can also help loved ones through the grieving process and determine next steps.

Caring for patients is a special mission for our employees. If you are considering hospice care now or in the near future fill out our contact form or call our Norman office at (405) 360-2400 or call our Ada office at (580) 332-6900.