In-home Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice is simply defined as end-of-life care. Hospice provides palliative, or comfort care, to the terminally ill when a physician has determined the patient is nearing the end of their life. End of life can be anywhere from one day to one year base on the disease process. Hospice focuses on the quality of life and the care is provided in the patient’s residence, whether that is in their home, nursing home, or assisted living center.
Hospice is a compassionate team of care giving professionals working together to serve not only the patient, but also their family. An individualized plan of care allows patient and family in decisions regarding the patient’s plan of care and allows the patient and family to participate fully in the final stages of life.
Services included but are not limited to:
- Skilled Nursing (LPN, RN)
- Personal Care (Certified Home Health Aide)
- Medical Social Worker
- Chaplains & Spiritual Counseling
- Respite Care
- Bereavement Counseling
- Physician Services
- 24-Hour On-Call Nursing Staff
- Medications Related to Diagnosis