As the end of life approaches, hospice patients might question themselves about several topics, including religion. A hospice patient often suffers a terminal illness that can or cannot be related to old age. However, in many cases, the patient’s mind is still cunning, and it may be challenging to deal with the fact that their lives are about to end.
What is spiritual care?
No matter their beliefs, when life approaches the end, hospice patients need to process existential questions like the meaning of life, the ultimate purpose of existence, or what comes after death. These thoughts could be overwhelming and stressful for the patients and their families. Therefore, associations should provide hospice care according to every individual’s self-perception, needs, and preferences.
Hospice means living well; at Ascend Hospice Care, we can help manage physical pain and make your heart and spirit comfortable. We aim for them to feel like they are not abandoning life with fears and help them avoid regrets that could cause discomfort. The goal is to achieve a peaceful state of mind once the final journey draws near.
Benefits of addressing spiritual needs
How can Ascend Hospice Care provide spiritual and existential support?
Spiritual accompaniment touches the psychological and physical well-being. Most terminally ill persons aim for the best quality of life possible. At Ascend Hospice care, we can provide the tools for patients and their families to go through the last stages of life peacefully.