Defining Hospice Care

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Alan S. Cohn serves as the chief executive officer of Avesis Incorporated, a provider of convenient eye care plans that meet Medicaid/Medicare standards. Outside of work, Alan S. Cohn has volunteered at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, which offers hospice care to patients.

Hospice care is centered on providing compassionate care to patients in their final days of life so that they may pass peacefully and comfortably. Caregivers recommend hospice care when the patient no longer responds to drugs and has less than six months to live.

Hospice care can be given at home, in a hospital, at a nursing home, or in a freestanding hospice care facility. Using a team-oriented approach, hospice care combines the efforts of personal physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, and home health aides to offer pain management and physical, emotional, and spiritual support.

Hospice care professionals also provide the patient’s family members with support and counseling throughout the duration of the patient’s care and after the patient’s passing.