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Hospice symptom and medication management

We'll be there.

When you want more life out of your days, we'll be there.

The Crossing Rivers Health Hospice team will work closely with the patient to help control their pain as quickly as possible.

Pain will be discussed during every nursing visit and, if necessary, over the telephone between visits. Our team will ask the patient to describe their pain as clearly as possible and to let us know their goals for pain relief. The goal may be to get a good night's sleep, have freedom of movement, or the ability to keep up their favorite activities.

Just as pain is individual, so is pain relief. What works for one person, will not always be right for others. The input of the patient is important in order for them to get the best relief possible. We will do our absolute best to ensure the patient is as pain-free and comfortable as possible.

Pain Care Bill of Rights for Hospice Patients

As a person with pain, you have:

  • The right to have your report of pain taken seriously and to be treated with dignity and respect by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
  • The right to have your pain thoroughly assessed and promptly treated.
  • The right to be informed by your doctor about what may be causing your pain, possible treatments, and the benefits, risks, and costs of each.
  • The right to participate actively in decisions about how to manage your pain.
  • The right to have your pain reassessed regularly and your treatment adjusted if your pain has not been eased.
  • The right to be referred to a pain specialist if your pain persists.
  • The right to get clear and prompt answers to your questions, take time to make decisions and refuse a particular type of treatment if you choose.

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