Hospice is a special kind of care for people who are terminally ill, as well as their families and caregivers. It treats the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Hospice care is provided where the client (or patient) resides, whether at home or in a care facility, and concentrates on quality of life, not length of life. Our goal is to provide dignity and support while helping clients be as comfortable and free of pain as possible.
Remember: home is where you are.
The following hospice services are also available to residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities. In addition, our hospice team provides support for nursing staff and families.
Physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support may include:
- Pain and symptom control through medication and alternative therapies
- Comfort measures such as massage, assistance with bathing and other personal cares
- Coordination of necessary medical equipment, supplies and community resources
- Friendship, companionship and support; our “11th Hour Volunteers” are with you during the times your family and friends must be absent
- Assistance with household chores
- Medication and nutrition counseling
- Listening, caring and comfort
- Around the clock availability, medication management and patient reminders through the use of tele-health monitoring equipment