Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Thanks for taking time to listen to our podcast.  If the podcast has been helpful to you, please leave us a rating or a review at this link

To learn more about the services of The Heart of Hospice, visit our website at  

Feb 22, 2019

The purpose of "pleasure feedings" is just what the name implies, for pleasure, or comfort. The goal of hospice is to help make the patient as comfortable as possible, and that includes helping them enjoy every aspect of life, including food.  

Pleasure feedings are often used when a person's appetite decreases, or they can no longer tolerate normal foods. In place of normal foods, they're offered foods that they want or like, as tolerated.  At this stage in the patient's disease trajectory there's little concern with maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet.  

Listen to this episode to learn more about the when, why and how of pleasure feedings, and visit our website here, to learn more about hospice, caregiving, self care, and advance care planning.  

If you're interested in the Shine App that was discussed in this episode's highlight, this link will take you to their website so you can learn more.