July 2021 – Happy Independence Day!

 On this Fourth of July we find new meaning in Independence Day.  As the world begins to emerge from quarantine through the dedicated work of our frontline workers, medical personnel, and research scientists developing vaccines and treatments, our freedom feels so much more tangible.  Good Shepherd Hospice sincerely thanks all of our servicemen and women around the globe who fight for our freedom and those that continue to fight for our health and safety at home. 

At Good Shepherd Hospice, we also strive to provide independence to our patients by allowing them to remain at home.  70% of patients wish to receive their end of life care at home.1  Family members whose loved one received home hospice care were more likely to report a favorable end of life experience.2  Our interdisciplinary care team of doctors, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers provide a holistic approach to patient care, working with each patient and their families to achieve their end of life goals.

As we celebrate our Independence this July Fourth consider if you know someone who could benefit from hospice care and the independence that it can bring.  Contact us today to learn more.

1 MacPherson, Andrew, and Ravi B. Parikh. “Most People Want to Die at Home, but Many Land in Hospitals Getting Unwanted Care.” The Washington Post. December 09, 2017. Accessed July 01, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/most-people-want-to-die-at-home-but-many-land-in-hospitals-getting-unwanted-care/2017/12/08/534dd652-ba74-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ef28aac81abe.

2Teno JM, Clarridge BR, Casey V, et al. Family Perspectives on End-of-Life Care at the Last Place of Care. JAMA. 2004;291(1):88–93. doi:10.1001/jama.291.1.88