Hospice is a fantastic service to make its patients as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Pain management is a significant part of this goal, and hospice has several different methods of achieving it. So, in today’s blog, I’ll go into a few of the ways hospice comforts its patients through pain management.
Probably the most common method of pain management in the United States is through medication. If it’s what the patient wants, hospice providers will often provide them with pain medication approved by their primary care physician. As long as the medication is used safely and monitored by a responsible party, it is a very effective method of pain management. However, many patients do not want to take pain medication, and some patients are unable to take medication altogether. So, at Aspire, we have other methods of managing pain that do not involve medication!
One of the pain management methods we use at Aspire Home Health and Hospice is massage therapy. By massaging the tissues and muscles in our patients, we have found that it is a highly effective method of relaxation and pain management. In addition, it helps our patients feel special and cared for – who wouldn’t want that? Learn more about massage therapy on our website.
Most people wouldn’t think of music therapy as a method of pain management. However, this study from Federal Practitioner shows promising results in pain reduction as a result of music therapy! In addition, music therapy is a non-invasive, low-risk, accessible service that helps improve the patient experience. Learn more about music therapy on our website!
When most people think of physical therapy, they don’t think of it as pain management. Usually, physical therapy is associated with recovering from an injury or surgery. But, physical therapy is also helpful as a method of managing pain! By engaging our patients in small, goal-oriented movements, they can manage their pain and achieve self-actualization. Learn more about physical therapy on our website!
These are the most common methods we use at Aspire Home Health and Hospice to help our patients manage their pain. If you’d like to learn more about our services, give us a call today!