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Hospice care is about life and living, not just death and dying. If this surprises you, then you are not alone.
Hospice care helps people to live as actively as possible from the point at which their illness is diagnosed as incurable to the end of their lives, however long that may be. And it carries on caring for families, carers and friends beyond the death of the person they love.
It’s about life and living, not just death and dying.
It’s for people with any life-limiting illness, not just cancer.
Diseases that cannot be cured such as respiratory and heart diseases, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia.
It’s for the relief of suffering from diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, not just the last few days and hours. Some people receive hospice care a number of times over a period of time, depending on their condition and their wishes.
It’s for adult patients of all ages from 18 years and over, not just the elderly.
It’s support for the whole family, not just the person with the illness.
It’s for helping people in their homes, or place of care.
It’s completely free of charge, we receive only limited NHS funding. Most of the cost is funded through voluntary donations, in other words, the generosity of those who believe in the difference that Hospice at Home West Cumbria makes to those facing one of the most difficult journeys in life.
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