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Putting Pain in Its Place

Pain. It’s one of the most universal experiences of people living with advanced stage or terminal illness. From the swelling associated with congestive heart failure to the effects of a tumor, pain has many sources and shows its face in many ways.

But few people are aware of a critical resource to help them get their pain under control: hospice/palliative care.

At Delaware Hospice, our hospice/palliative care team works in partnership with your own doctor to improve your wellbeing and quality of life. Because of our unique role and approach, we can help you get a better handle on your pain.

Pain management benefits of hospice/palliative care include:

Just the other day we enrolled a patient who had been coping with growing chest and leg pain for several months. It wasn’t until a fall sent her to the ER that she finally learned how hospice care could help. After only 24 hours in hospice care, she couldn’t believe what a difference it made—she said she felt the best she had in the last six months!

Of all the feedback we receive from patients and their families, there’s one regret we hear repeatedly: I wish I had known about hospice/palliative care sooner. Being enrolled in hospice/palliative care earlier means getting your symptoms in check earlier. And as new problems arise, you’ll already have someone standing by to help.

Even if you’re not sure if hospice/palliative care is right for you, we’re here to help you identify your options. Answering questions is what we do.

After all, a little information can’t hurt! Visit delawarehospice.org or call 302-478-5707 to learn more.