Hospice Care

Experienced Hospice Care Providers
Bringing Compassion & Comfort to You

What is Hospice?

Hospice provides expert care and support to patients and families facing advanced, life-limiting illnesses.  Our attention centers on the patient’s goals and personal choices. They tell us what’s important to them and we provide care tailored to their wishes. Hospice care focuses on pain relief and symptom control so people can live more comfortably and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

Hospice offers a unique approach to care at end-of-life led by an interdisciplinary team. Services administered by a physician, registered nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers all working together to provide support, education and excellent care. Also, our hospice physicians are specialists in hospice and palliative care medicine and understand the treatment options for advanced diseases, achieving maximum comfort and symptom control.

Hospice care is family-centered and takes place wherever home is. The end-of-life deserves as much beauty, care and respect as the beginning.

Sooner is Better

Hospice care delivers many benefits to terminally ill patients and their families, helping people manage the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of end-of-life planning. Unfortunately, many patients are referred to hospice service too late in the disease process.

 The ideal situation — where you or a loved one benefit most — is when at least three months of hospice care is provided. We can do a great deal more to manage pain and other symptoms.

What Services Are Provided?

The interdisciplinary hospice team:

  • Manages the patient’s pain and other symptoms
  • Assists the patient and family members with the
    emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of dying
  • Provides medications and medical supplies and equipment
  • Instructs the family on how to care for the patient
  • Provides grief support and counseling
  • Makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or
    other symptoms become too difficult to manage
  • Delivers special services like speech and physical therapy
    when needed

Begin Hospice Care

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A doctor must provide a hospice referral, but we can help you with that process. We can evaluate you or your loved one to determine appropriateness for hospice.

Hospice Information & Articles

Below are some recent articles that further explain about hospice care and answer frequently asked questions about hospice eligibility. We also share stories from families who have received hospice care services.

Contact Us

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