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Hospice

Living Life Fully

Hospice helps patients achieve physical and emotional comfort so they can concentrate on living. It is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients with a life-limiting illness who no longer desire cure-oriented treatments. Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Hospice improves quality of life with dignity and compassion.

Pain Control

Since pain is one of the major fears of seriously ill patients, a key objective in hospice is to provide top quality medical care and pain management. Hospice addresses all symptoms of a disease, with a special emphasis on controlling a patient's pain and discomfort to preserve the highest possible quality of life.

Team Approach

Hospice care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team who work together to support the patient and family. This team consists of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, aides, social workers, spiritual care givers, therapists, volunteers, family members and friends. Hospice professionals make routine visits and can be called on for help at any time - available 24 hours a day.

Care Where You Are

Hospice is not a place patients ‘go’. Hospice care takes place in a setting that best suits the needs of the patient and care giver. Home is the usual care setting but care can also be provided in an assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital-based unit, or a combination of these places.

Grief Support

Hospice helps prepare family and friends for the loss of a loved one. We also provide additional support after the loss through our bereavement services; offering grief support and individual or group counseling. Some help with funeral arrangements is also offered.

Cost

Much of the cost of Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare unless the family chooses to hire additional services not typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. The Medicare benefit covers all services, medications and equipment related to the illness.


Services Include

Physician Services
Nursing Services
Home Health Aides
Social Work
Spiritual Care
Bereavement Services
Pharmaceutical Services
Durable Medical Equipment
Continuous Care during crisis periods
Trained Volunteers
On-call Staff 24 Hours a Day

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

For more information visit our volunteer page for more info or contact Sarah Rooney at our main number.

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“We cannot praise the hospice team enough. They were extraordinary and made the last days of our beloved mother so much more calm and comfortable.”