Hospice & Palliative Care
Hospice care is for the patient whose illness is no longer responding to aggressive curative therapies. Hospice addresses all the symptoms of the disease with special emphasis on controlling the patient’s pain and discomfort. Hospice also deals with the emotional, social, and spiritual impact of the disease on the patient, the patient’s family, and significant others.
A hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual caregivers, counselors, therapists, and volunteers – all of whom are specially trained to provide pain and symptom management for the patient and support for the family. The patient and family are the core of the hospice team and are at the center of all decision-making.
The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of the patient’s last days and weeks of life by offering comfort and dignity. Because each individual and family have unique needs, a hospice team works with the doctor, patient, and family to develop a personalized care plan.
Hospice is licensed and Medicare and Medicaid certified. We cover a 30-mile radius from our office and have an RN on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.