Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021

In order to provide better care for their patients, hospices are offering more mental health options for those who need it.  Specifically, those patients with serious mental illnesses.  It is estimated that over 5 million older Americans suffer from one or more mental illnesses which makes their needs different.

“Although mental health throughout the end of life has always been a focus of hospice care, we are encountering patients with higher intensity and frequency of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), higher rates of having previous mental health treatment and increased suicide risks,” said Heather Prejean, executive director at Hospice of Acadiana’s Center for Loss and Transition. “The value of deeper integration of serious mental illness care for hospice patients and their families is immeasurable. The long-term return on investment is that the news of this type of holistic care will spread throughout communities and the demand for this more compassionate approach will only increase referrals.”

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