How does hospice “manage pain”?
Our approach is holistic, using many techniques to control and reduce pain. In addition to mediation, therapeutic massage, art and music have all been known to reduce pain. Breathing exercises, visualizations and other methods are also effective.
Hospice nurses and doctors are up to date on the latest medications and devices for pain and symptom relief. In addition, we can assist patients to be as mobile and self-sufficient as possible. Finally, various counselors, including clergy, are available to assist family members as well as patients.
Will medications prevent the patient from being able to talk or know what’s happening?
It is the goal of hospice to have the patient as pain free and alert as possible. By constantly consulting with the patient, Passages has been very successful in reaching this goal.