What is Hospice?
Hospice is specialized, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice is not a place, but is a unique philosophy of caring. Hospice focuses on the people impacted by the illness, rather than the disease itself. Not only does the patient receive care, but hospice addresses the needs of families and caregivers.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, the hospice team works closely with you, your family and caregivers, and your physician to design a plan of care that will support you during your healthcare journey. Care will address your body, mind and spirit in a way that is sensitive to your cultural values and personal beliefs.
Hospice takes a focused approach to pain and symptom management, effectively balancing medications and other interventions to ensure your comfort. Equally important, the team provides emotional, social, psychological and spiritual support. Volunteers offer companionship, caregiver relief, and grief support. Easing caregiver stress and providing grief support for thirteen months after the loss of a loved one is unique to hospice care.
Hospice is about living and making each day count. The ultimate goal is to assure comfort, relieve symptoms, and optimize the quality of life for you and your loved ones. We support you and uphold the wishes you hold most dear. It’s about You.