What is Hospice?
Hospice is a form of care tailored specifically for the needs of individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness. A diverse medical care team works together to manage pain, increase comfort, and support every aspect of a patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The goal of hospice care is to help people live their last days with respect, peace, and dignity.
The purpose of our hospice program is to provide support and care for people in the final phase of a terminal illness, so they can live life as fully and as comfortably as possible. Hearts for Hospice believes that through personalized services, patients and families obtain the necessary education and skills needed to be prepared for end of life care.
Hearts for Hospice has local Medical Directors, Registered Nurses, Hospice Aides, Social Workers, Chaplains and Volunteers in each of the areas we serve.
The comfort of the patient is the most important goal of our hospice staff. We recognize the importance of relief for the caregiver and family as the patient’s needs escalate. Hearts for Hospice’s interdisciplinary approach keeps the entire team aware of the needs of the entire family.
Hospice affirms life.
Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons in the last phases of a life-limiting illness so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Hospice exists in the belief that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community, patients and families/caregivers will be free to attain a degree of mental preparation for death that is satisfying to them.