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Planning for End-of-Life Care: Advance Directives and Hospice Discussions

While someone’s golden years can be filled with countless fun memories, they also come with important considerations about future medical care, including hospice. Navigating these sensitive discussions requires compassion, understanding, and a lot of patience. At San Simeon, we’re here to guide families with care and kindness through this challenging process.

Advance Care Planning: Making Decisions for Future Medical Care

Planning for the future ensures our close family members and friends honor our wishes, especially regarding medical treatment. Advance care planning can include creating a living will, appointing a health care proxy, and deciding which facility you will go to when the time comes. By being proactive, a senior will have clarity and peace of mind that their preferences are known and respected.

The Role of Palliative Care and Hospice in End-of-Life Journey

Palliative care and hospice are two healthcare areas that focus on relief from symptoms of a severe illness. On one end, palliative care focuses on symptomatic care for those with serious medical conditions. Hospice care, on the other hand, focuses on patients with terminal illnesses who have a limited time left to live. Both these care forms prioritize the person’s comfort, emphasizing symptom management and emotional support.

At San Simeon, our dedicated team offers premium palliative care services tailored to enhance the quality of life for our residents with severe illnesses. When the time comes, our hospice care ensures a peaceful end-of-life journey. 

National Institute On Aging

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Having Conversations About Death With Loved Ones

Starting a conversation about end-of-life care can be challenging, but it can be done with compassion. At San Simeon, we aim to guide seniors and their families during these emotional times. To learn more about our services or seek guidance on starting these conversations, please contact us at (631) 477-2110.

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