Care for the Patient
Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice patients and families can use the following training videos as a reference from the comfort of their homes. In addition, our handbook, ‘Hospice Care for our Patients and their Caregivers’, is available as an interactive hands-on resource. The hospice team uses our handbook to assist caregivers with learning about hospice and how to care for their patient – including topics such as nutrition, medication, and safety. If you have any questions, please contact us at 301-921-4400.
Videos for Caregivers
If there is something you have a question about and would like further clarification or assistance, please contact us.
For Families With Dementia Patients
- Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice flyer for families: Expert End-of-Life Care for Alzheimer’s Patients: when is your loved one eligible?
- Medicare’s Hospice Benefit for Beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s Disease, a publication of the Alzheimer’s Association
- New York Times article: Treating Dementia, but Overlooking Its Physical Toll Tara Parker-Pope October 19, 2009
Dementia is a physical illness, too – a progressive, terminal disease that shuts down the body as it attacks the brain. Although the early stages can last for years, the life expectancy of a patient with advanced dementia is similar to that of a patient with advanced cancer.
- Dementia At the End of Life S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging
- Coping with Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center