Hospice 101

Hospice is a medical and philosophical approach to care. The entire team consisting of our own Hospice and Palliative Care Board Certified Medical Director, additional doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified nursing aides, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, volunteer coordinators, bereavement coordinators, dietitians, occupational, speech, and physical therapists provide medical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals not seeking aggressive treatment for their end-stage illness such as:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Renal Disease
  • ALS
  • Liver Disease
  • Stroke / Coma
  • Pulmonary Disease/COPD
  • Heart Disease/CHF
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Parkinson's Disease
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Hospice Care

Hospice care is the comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach of providing palliative care to an individual at the end stage of life. Hospice also cares for the entire family, extending care and support throughout the mourning period. Respect for individual cultural and religious beliefs is afforded to all patients receiving hospice care.

Palliative Care

The goal of palliative care, a comprehensive approach to treating serious illness by focusing on the patient's physical, psychological, and spiritual needs, is to achieve the best quality of life available by relieving suffering and controlling pain. In this way, the patient achieves maximum function capacity.