Hospice Care

Hospice Care

How to Know When Hospice Care Is Appropriate

Hospice care is appropriate when treatment for cure is no longer of benefit and no longer an option. While it is usually a patient’s physician who makes the recommendation for hospice care, it is each person’s right to request comfort care when the expected progression of their disease will limit life to six months or less. Due to many misconceptions about hospice care, most patients begin hospice rather late in the progression of their illness. It is our hope that with a greater understanding of all that hospice care brings to both the patient and to their family, more patients will enter hospice care earlier.

 

Hospice Care Is Team Care

Our dedicated interdisciplinary care team is made up of specially trained professionals. This means that many interacting disciplines work together to care for the needs of the whole person.

 

• Hospice Physicians

• Nurses

• Social Workers

• Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinators

• Dietitians

• Home Health Aides

• Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists

• Homemakers

• Volunteers

• Music Thanatologist

 

“You matter because of who you are.  You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”

– Dame Cicely Saunders