Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on quality of life and comfort for people who have a terminal illness.
Our interdisciplinary hospice team consists of nurses, spiritual care providers, medical social workers, home health aides, hospice physicians, pharmacists, primary care providers, occupational therapists, and volunteers who work collaboratively to support individuals and their families in the end-of-life experience.
Hospice is a holistic approach, giving equal focus and importance to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals and their families. Our compassionate services include:
- Overall support for the patient and family
- Pain and symptom management
- 24-hour staff availability
- Medical and nursing care
- Social services
- Coordination of medications and medical supplies
- Bereavement support
- Spiritual support
We believe that early introduction of our hospice team is the most effective approach for creating a uniquely supportive environment for the individual, family and caregivers. Our goal is supporting quality of life for as long as possible, while also easing them towards their final transition.
Physician referral to hospice is necessary and an individual must meet medical eligibility requirements. Hospice is available to those who have a diagnosis of advanced cancer and many other terminal illnesses including end stage lung disease, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, dementia, HIV/AIDS, and other conditions.
For individuals who desire to remain at home for end-of- life care, having caregivers who are willing and available to provide care is essential. Our team will support your caregivers in taking care of you safely in your home.
Early referral into hospice is beneficial. Don’t hesitate to call to learn more: 603-356-7006.