Nine out of ten Americans, if faced with a terminal illness, would want to spend their final days at home. Hospice Care of Kansas provides care wherever someone calls home - a private residence, assisted living, a nursing home. Hospice Care of Kansas is for people of any age in the final stages of an illness. With 21 locations throughout Kansas, it is the largest provider of hospice services in the state.
Hospice is not just for cancer. Care is provided for the end stages of any illness – heart, lung and neurological conditions, liver or kidney failure, Alzheimer’s, dementia, AIDS, stroke.
Questions arise about when a family should choose hospice care for their loved one. A person is appropriate for hospice when their physician has indicated a life expectancy of six months of less. When cure is not a realistic goal, sophisticated control of pain and symptoms enables patients to have the highest quality of life as possible for the time that remains. Research shows that hospice patients actually live an average of 29 days longer than non-hospice patients.