Why work in hospice care?
If you’re exploring the possibility of a career in hospice care, you might question the value you can add to someone’s life or be concerned about not using your skill set at a high level. Oftentimes, people focus primarily on the fact that hospice does not revolve around seeking an improved health outcome, and they fail to realize that the hospice team still have outcomes to achieve – they just are viewed in a different light. Instead of seeking aggressive treatment, testing, and medication regimens, hospice focuses on helping people experience a higher quality of life by addressing not only physical needs but also emotional and spiritual needs. Our hospice team treats the patient and family as a whole, and our job is to bring a high level of care and expertise to people’s homes so each person can have a peaceful and comfortable final journey.