Dignity Privacy Independence
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and strong, because some day in your life you will have been all of these"
- George W. Carver

Hospice Services


Hospice Services

Hospice is not a place it is a philosophy of care. The hospice philosophy or viewpoint accepts death as the final stage of life. The goal of hospice is to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice affirms life and does not hasten or postpone death. Hospice care treats the person rather than the disease; it focuses on quality rather than length of life. It provides family-centered care and involves the patient and the family in making decisions. Care is provided for the patient and family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hospice care can be given in the patient's home, a hospital, nursing home, or private hospice facility.

Hospice care is medically oriented. The people who provide Hospice care are licensed practical nurses, therapists, or home health aides. Most work for Hospice agencies, hospitals, or public health departments that are licensed by the state. To receive Hospice services, a patient must be eligible for Medicare, or coverage by private insurance, and agree to receive comfort care rather than curative care.

Services
  • Licensed Physician
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietician
  • Medications and Biologicals
  • Bathing
  • Assist with elimination
  • Hair/nail care
  • Dressing
  • Range of motion exercise
  • Assist with ambulation and transfers
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Bereavement Coordinator
  • Chaplain Care
Geriatric Care Manager
  • Manage Resources
  • Coordinate Medical Care
  • Assist with Housing Options
  • Access Community
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Care Management