FAQ

Does calling hospice mean giving up?

No. People are relieved to learn that hospice is more about living than dying. Our hospice and palliative care teams support the family and caregiver while enabling the patient to live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Does Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG) serve only adults?

No. Kids Path is a state-of-the-art program available to children and their families in Greensboro and surrounding areas.

Should I wait for my physician to discuss HPCG?

No. As a consumer, you are encouraged to explore all of your healthcare choices. HPCG and our Referral Center will coordinate services with your physician. Medical care is provided under the orders of your personal physician or by an HPCG medical director when requested.

Is care provided only in the homes of patients?

No. Although most HPCG patients receive care in their homes, services are available in hospitals, assisted-living residences, long-term care facilities and Beacon Place, when appropriate.

Does HPCG only serve patients who have cancer?

No. HPCG also provides care for patients with Alzheimer’s, chronic lung disease, congestive heart failure, AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and many other illnesses.

Does HPCG provide services only to persons who have a short time to live?

No. In fact, while HPCG is known for end-of-life care, additional consultation services have been developed to meet the needs of people dealing with the news of, and issues related to any serious illness, regardless of diagnosis, prognosis or treatment.

What is palliative care?

The word palliate means to make comfortable. Palliative care includes pain and symptom management, as well as support for caregivers. Palliative care can help a patient at any stage of a serious illness, even as early as the time of diagnosis.

What is the difference between hospice and palliative care?

Palliative care may be as simple as a consultation at the time of diagnosis and as comprehensive as traditional hospice care during the final phases of a serious illness. Hospice is the most comprehensive and well-known form of palliative care.

 

Have more questions? Call us at 336.621.2500 or contact us online. Read more about hospice here.