Hospice Compounding

Providing Comfort and Best Quality of Life in Challenging Times

More than 20 million people need palliative care every year. Only 1/10 will actually receive it- that’s 90% who won’t have their basic human right to receive palliative care met. Out of nearly 200 countries on this planet, as little as 20 of them have palliative care well integrated into their healthcare systems. Most people aren’t lucky enough to receive the care they deserve at the end of their lives and many care providers simply don’t have the access to knowledge that could improve their patients’ quality of life. We believe it doesn’t have to be like this. Our aim is to improve access to quality palliative care for anyone who needs it. Whether you have a personal or professional interest in palliative care, we would love to help and ensure people get the care they deserve.

Compounding Offers Options

Caring for a loved one in a hospice environment can be challenging. Due to differences in patients’ condition, body size, drug tolerance, or various organ failures, commercially available medications often do not provide the exact strength a patient requires. Moreover, many hospice patients have trouble taking medications in traditional dosage forms. Unique drug combinations can be prepared to allow patients to continue to live normally within their pain threshold. Through compounding, a physician and pharmacist can design a specific medication to the exact needs of the patient.

For instance:

To relieve as much as pain possible without causing sedation or adverse side effects. A patient who is unable to swallow may be given topical medication through the skin to help provide relief, which also may help avoid stomach upset. Other patients may prefer medications prepared in a flavoured lozenges or rapid-dissolve tablets that melt in the mouth. Medications also may be prepared as suppositories, oral liquids, or even as lollipops.

Treatment relief can be targeted for the following symptoms:

Chronic Pain Decubitus Ulcers Diabetic Neuropathy Dry Mouth Hyperhidrosis Inflammation Mucositis Muscle Spasm Nausea/Vomiting Neuropathic Pain Stomatitis And Mouth Ulcers