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.
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