NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Taking care of a loved one as they age can often be a lot to handle. Many do not know when the time is right to bring in outside care. This morning Director of Development for Southeast Connecticut’s Center for Hospice Care, Sean Mitchell, stopped by our studio to talk about their campaign “Sooner is Better.”Why Sooner is Better:
1. You live longer. Studies show that people in hospice care live longer than patients getting curative treatment for the same illness.
2. You feel better. The side effects of aggressive treatments for cure of life-limiting illnesses frequently make you feel sicker. By choosing to stop treatment and start hospice or palliative care, our patients feel better and gain quality time.
3. You regain control of your life. In hospice care you can socialize and focus on living. And by managing your symptoms, our care will keep you out of the hospital.
4. You don’t have to stay. If you get better, you can leave hospice care, no problem. And you can re-enter hospice whenever you need us – simple as that.
5. We share the care with family members. It’s difficult for family to be your full-time caregivers – difficult for you and them. We manage and coordinate your care, which means that your loved ones get to be your family again.
For more information go to HospiceCT.com