Understanding Hospice

Hospice is not a place

hospice is a service

hospice is a service

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Hospice is a philosophy of care and can be provided wherever the patient lives.  Our nurses, certified aides, social workers, and hospice chaplains will be at the patient's call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

hospice is a service

hospice is a service

hospice is a service

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Hospice is a service that focuses on symptom management and pain control for a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Hospice allows for the patient to live  his/her final days in a peaceful, comfortable, and dignified way. 

hospice does not mean hopeless

hospice is a service

hospice does not mean hopeless

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Although hospice patients must have a terminal illness, our philosophy emphasizes positive outcomes through goal setting and living life to the fullest. In fact, hospice patients are not required to have a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate).

Levels of Hospice care

Routine home hospice care

Routine home hospice care

Routine home hospice care

Patient is receiving hospice care in their home.

inpatient hospice care

Routine home hospice care

Routine home hospice care

When a patient needs short-term crisis management of pain symptoms that cannot be handled in the home, the patient is transferred to a contracted facility inpatient facility.

Respite care

Respite care

Respite care

When caregivers need time away from their caregiver responsibilities, patients can stay in a contracted facility for up to five days.

Continuous home hospice care

Respite care

Respite care

A Licensed Nurse and a Certified Nursing Assistant can provide 24 hour care for patients and/or patient's family in a crisis situation.

Common indicators for hospice care

                                                                                  End Stage Cardiovascular Disease


                                                                                  End Stage Pulmonary Disease


                                                                                  End Stage Renal Failure


                                                                                  End Stage Liver Failure


                                                                                  End Stage Alzheimers


                                                                                  Cancer