Hospice care is specialized care designed to provide support to individuals and their loved ones during an advanced illness. Hospice care focuses on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. Hospice care affirms life and allows each person to live each day as fully as possible.
Our knowledgeable and compassionate team can provide guidance and support on every step of the journey. When facing a life-limiting illness, individuals may have some new and special needs. We provide personalized choices for where they can receive care, up-to-date approaches to pain and symptom management, and peace of mind to help each person live better with their illness.
Our specialized care team is available to assist in making the right choices for each individual’s personal journey. Team members include:
- Palliative care trained medical director working collaboratively with an individual’s own physician to provide pain and symptom management
- Hospice nurses skilled in symptom assessment and pain management to help maximize comfort and quality of life, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; the hospice nurse provides care in collaboration with their own physician and the hospice medical director
- Social workers experienced as skilled listeners to help provide emotional support and to assist with financial issues and planning, as well as identifying community resources and assisting with paperwork for assistance programs and insurance
- Spiritual coordinator providing spiritual support to individuals and their families who may be struggling with end-of-life issues and concerns
- Home health aide specially trained to provide personal care, such as bathing, meal preparation, and support with daily activities
- Volunteers to provide support to patients, families and caregivers
- Bereavement counselors that support grief and loss through counseling, memorial services and ongoing support to family and loved ones
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapists to maximize independence, quality of life, and safety
- Hospice care team to coordinate the medication, therapies, equipment, or supplies necessary to maintain patient comfort
- Continuous care provided during brief periods of time when an individual is in crisis and needs more constant care
- Respite care to provide caregiver relief and support
- Inpatient level of care if necessary for management of acute symptoms