Most people often have the wrong impression about hospice care, where in fact, it is a type of medical care with a goal to maintain or improve the quality of life of an individual with a disease or condition that is unlikely to be cured. Hospice care is not only for people who only have a few weeks to live.
There are many hospice myths out there that should be debunked to prevent the spread of false information, and listed below are the following:
- Myth: It is an expensive service that your family can’t afford.
Fact: Hospice is a fully funded Medicare/Medicaid benefit and is unlimited in length. There are also many private insurances out there that include hospice care in their coverage.
- Myth: You need to sign a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) form before receiving hospice care.
Fact: DNR is not a requirement to receive hospice care. The sole purpose of hospice care is to help enhance the comfort and quality of life of every patient with chronic health conditions in whatever manner they prefer the care should be delivered.
We understand that taking care of a loved one with a chronic health condition is not easy. That is why we at Poly-Med Pharmacy, a pharmacy in Northridge, California, are here to help you and your loved ones with all your medication needs. We exclusively serve hospice patients in California.
You can also count on us when it comes to providing exceptional Medication Therapy Management in California.
We are also proud to inform you that we now offer Drive-Thru Flu Shot. You can now skip the wait and long lines and receive your flu shot in a quick and easy process.