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person receiving the services, but this is not the case in hospice. Everyone including the patient, his or her family, and the staff of hospice knows the patient is going to die shortly. Some patientsand/or their families want all possible steps taken to prolong life. They do not fit the philosophy of hospice, nor does it fit their needs. Hospice care does not involve any acts that may speed up the doing process, such as assisted suicide (Pratt, 2016, p. 201).Nursing homes are facilities that provide residents with a room, meals, personal care, nursing care and medical services. Residents may be individuals with chronic conditions requiring long-term care or individuals needing a shorter-term acute recovery period after hospitalization.A nursing home provides a type of residential care it is a place for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nurses and aide are available 24 hours a day. Residents may receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Nursing homes
Running Head: Hospice3offer the most extensive care a person can get outside of a hospital. Nursing homes help with ADL’s-like bathing, getting dressed and eating. Services at a nursing home include;Room and boardMonitoring of medicationPersonal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance)24-hour emergency careSocial and recreational activitiesHospice care can take place at:A home Hospice CenterHospitalSkilled nursing facilityHospice can be given in a home or a facility, where ever the patient and family feels more comfortable.
Running Head: Hospice4ReferencesPratt, J., R. (2016). Long-Term Care Managing Across the Continuum. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.(2011). What is the difference between Hospice Care and a Nursing Home? Retrieved from: 147464.htm