Why choose Hospice Care?

Hospice is a service for patient’s who have a medical condition that limits their life to six months or less. Hospice is also a specialty, just like neurology focuses on neurological conditions, and nephrology on kidney disease, hospice is a specialty that focuses on end-of-life comfort. Hospice providers are trained in all healthcare aspects but possess advanced knowledge about end-stage disease. 

Another thing that makes hospice care special is the holistic approach. Hospice is composed of a team of licensed clinicians who deliver medical, psychosocial and spiritual care to patients. Unique Hospice providers develop a plan of care that meets the specific needs of each patient. The hospice interdisciplinary team is made up of the doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, music therapists, volunteers, as well as other professionals participating in patient care. 

In addition to individualized care, hospice care is personal. Hospice is provided in the comfort of a patient’s home, whether it be in a facility or private residence. Hospice staff build strong relationships with patients and their families. Taking into consideration their background, preferences, goals and values. Families report high satisfaction and trust in our hospice team. 

Patients and caregivers feel confident in our ability to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency situation. Our medical team is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends. Service can be initiated the same day of evaluation and medications as well as durable medical equipment can be delivered on the same day too. 

Choosing hospice gives people more control at the end of their life opposed to a hospital setting. It also allows for loved ones to be present and participate in taking care of the patient. Better pain and symptom control as well as emotional and spiritual support. Choosing hospice is a wise choice for individuals who want to focus on quality of life and dignity in the face of a terminal illness.

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