At the center of hospice is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain free, with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.
Hospice care can take place in a variety of settings, wherever your loved one calls home. Our compassionate care provides the physical, emotional and spiritual resources needed to make the most of every moment, with the extraordinary service you expect. We understand your needs and goals, and support both in each step of your journey.
Hospice care may be right for your loved one when living with an end-stage illness, which has a six-month life expectancy, should the disease run its normal course. There are no limits on the amount of time you can receive hospice, but your physician must order the service once every six months to determine if our care is still appropriate. We will be glad to complete an assessment to help determine if hospice is a treatment option for your loved one.
The benefits of hospice care are proven by research to support improved pain and symptom management. In fact, many families say they wish they had received hospice care sooner. The benefit of hospice care is greatest when services are provided early enough within your loved one’s eligibility to:
- Maintain independence and take control of the illness or disease
- Complete important tasks
- Organize personal affairs
- Complete spiritual services
- Say goodbye to loved ones