The Role of Hospice Care in Pain Management Bakersfield CA

A major fear people have of dying is that they''ll be in pain. Hospice eases that fear by providing palliative care with an emphasis on pain control. The main objective is to relieve symptoms that interfere with the quality of life.

Odyssey Healthcare of Bakersfield
(661) 391-9868
5001 E Commercecenter Dr Ste 140
Bakersfield, CA

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ProCare Hospice
(661) 864-0490
1400 Easton Dr Ste 121
Bakersfield, CA

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Optimal Hospice Care - Bakersfield
(661) 716-4000
4800 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA
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Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Summer Springs Board & Care, LLC
(661) 246-8702
6112 Summer Springs Drive
Bakersfield, CA
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Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Hospice

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Hoffmann Hospice
(661) 833-3900
6501 Schirra Court, Suite 301
Bakersfield, CA
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Hospices

Optimal Hospice Care
(760) 379-5038
4700 Stockdale Hwy Ste 120
Bakersfield, CA

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Optimal Hospice Care - Bakersfield
(661) 716-4000
4800 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Summer Springs Board & Care, LLC
(661) 246-8702
6112 Summer Springs Drive
Bakersfield, CA
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Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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Hoffman Hospice
(661) 716-1600
8501 Brimhall Rd Bldg 100
Bakersfield, CA

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Optimal Hospice
(661) 387-1527
1315 Boughton Drive
Bakersfield, CA
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Hospices

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The Role of Hospice Care in Pain Management

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A major fear people have of dying is that they’ll be in pain. Hospice eases that fear by providing palliative care with an emphasis on pain control. The main objective is to relieve symptoms that interfere with one’s quality of life. Hospice manages emotional and spiritual pain in addition to physical pain. By using a combination of medications, counseling and therapy, hospice has a very high success rate of easing a patient’s pain. Some families worry about their loved ones being so drugged that they are unable to communicate or are unaware of what’s happening. Although this can happen, it’s rare. Fortunately, hospice nurses are capable of providing strong medications and high dosages that will provide comfort without impairing the patient’s alertness.

Hospice supports the Pain Care Bill of Rights, which states that as a person with pain, you have a right to: Have your report of pain taken seriously and to be treated with dignity and respect by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

Have your pain thoroughly assessed and promptly treated.

Be informed by your health care provider about what may be causing your pain, possible treatments, and the benefits, risks, and cost of each.

Participate actively in decisions about how to manage your pain.

Have your pain reassessed regularly and your treatment adjusted if your pain hasn’t been eased.

Be referred to a pain specialist if your pain persists.

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