What is Hospice? How Compounding Medicine Can Help with Quality of Life?
What is Hospice?
This is a type of medical care given to terminally ill patients either in their house or in a hospital/facility (inpatient) where the pain is managed as well as the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice believes in the concept that everyone has the right to live pain-free and with complete self-respect. For the most part, along with the primary caregiver from the family, a nurse or hospice team visits the patient frequently to treat hospice patients.
How can compounding medicine help in hospice treatment?
Compounded medicines are customized, personalized medications formulated under expert physician’s guidance as per individual’s unique health condition (e.g. patient’s ability to drug tolerance, patient’s body condition with single or multiple organ failures, body size, and weight, etc.) which commercially available medicine doesn’t address. Also, it comes in various strengths, dosages, and forms e.g. lotion, gel, troches, lollipops, lozenges, transdermal creams, suppositories, oral liquids, etc.Patients can take it as per their convenience. Many patients have difficulty in chewing the tablets or don’t like the color and smell or require a topical application through the skin for rapid action and to avoid side effects, for example, stomach upset.
At Custom Health RX (customhealthrx.com) compounding pharmacy in Michigan, there are many options available for end of life care to control symptoms and manage pain. These include, but are not limited to:
- Nausea/ Vomiting
- Bedsores (Hygiene for the Bedridden)
- Shortness of Breath
- Decubitus Ulcers
- Oral Hygiene (oral liquids, rinses, etc.)
- And many more!
Looking to order a compounded medicine for hospice? Please send your prescription via fax at 734-667-4400 to order. If you don’t have a prescription and do not have a physician, complete the webform and submit it to us and we will get in touch with you shortly.
To check our other offerings on custom compounded medicines, please visit our compounding tab.