What is Hospice?
Hospice is a form of care; it is not a place. Hospice care is provided to patients who have advanced diseases that are considered incurable. Hospice care is about living each day to its fullest and helps to make a patient’s last months and days as comfortable and fulfilling as possible…making every moment count. Hospice is a philosophy, not a place. Care is provided in the familiar surroundings of home or home-like setting. Care can also be provided in a long-term care setting or a hospital.
The Hospice team focuses on patients’ and their loved ones’ physical, emotional and spiritual comfort. The goal is for the patient and family to spend their remaining days with comfort and dignity. Our Hospice team visits regularly and is available to answer questions and provide support. We help prepare family and friends for the loss of a loved one, and help them deal with their grief through bereavement support groups.
Our Hospice Promise:
Our promise is a focus on comfort – a promise to patients when choices seem few and when the patient and family situation is most fragile. For over 20 years that Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice has been providing Hospice, we have believed that quality of life is as important as length of life.
Hospice Services Include:
- Pain and symptom management
- Emotional and spiritual support for patient and loved ones
- Personal care such as bathing, cleaning, grooming, and helping patients to sit up and move around.
- Respite for family caregivers
- Medications, equipment and supplies related to hospice diagnosis (covered 100%)
- Companionship and friendship
- 13 months of bereavement support for loved ones