Hospice & Palliative Care Services
Care That Never Lets Go
Hospice is a special concept of care, focused on providing comfort, relieving pain and offering support for those with life-limiting health conditions and their families.
Our hospice services address the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the individual, while attending to the equally important needs of their family and caregivers. Our team of hospice professionals and volunteers work cooperatively with the individual, their family and primary care physician to create a customized care plan, involving:
- Registered Nurses address physical needs such as pain and symptom control
- Social Workers address psychosocial, emotional and financial needs
- Spiritual Counselors
- Hospice aides assist with personal care and household tasks
- Volunteers support the patient and family
- Respite care is available to allow rest for the primary caregiver
- Medical equipment and supplies are coordinated as necessary
- Medications are provided and managed with your insurance
- Bereavement counselors help loved ones with grief and loss
Compassion is our compass.
We believe every person deserves to live out his or her life with respect and dignity, alert and free of pain, in an environment that promotes quality of life.
Palliative Care is a specialized form of health care used to support the needs of people facing progressive illness. This unique medical approach focuses on managing the patient’s symptoms and enhancing their quality of life. Our Palliative Care Program is designed to provide symptom management while treating the whole person, and allowing patients the choice of receiving the highest quality of care in their home.
Dedicated Palliative Care Team
- Hospice Trained Nurses
- Physical Therapists
- Home Health Aides
- Social Workers
Services and Goals of Care
- Improving ability to continue participating in day-to-day activities
- Achieving the best possible quality of life
- Managing pain and symptom control
- Offering a support system to help patients, families and/or caregivers cope
- Helping with identification of treatment options and care goals
- Guiding the patient through the health care system
- Assisting with advance care planning, financial issues related to illness and care giving responsibilities, and insurance and financial paperwork