What is hospice?
hospice is a quality home care service delivered by a professional team of certified physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and volunteers who focus on caring, not curing. Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion or race. Among multiple responsibilities, the hospice interdisciplinary team:
- Manages patient’s symptoms related to the terminal diagnosis and its’ related conditions
- Assists patients and their families/caregivers with emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of death and dying
- Assesses, coordinates and provides the needed and related medications, nutritional supplements, supplies and equipment.
- Coaches family/caregiver on how to care for the patient
- Educates family/caregiver on the terminal diagnosis and its’ possible expectations
- Delivers special services like music, pet, and/or therapy care if and when needed
- Provides continuous nursing home care when patient is experiencing a crisis
- Provides short-term inpatient care when caregiver needs respite care
- Bereavement and grief services to surviving family, caregiver and friends
Hospice at place of residence:
Hospice at place of residence: faith and hope delivers hospice services to wherever place of residence may be; home, skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, retirement community, convalescent hospital, board and care, etc… our team of professionals will coordinate the transition from hospital to your place of residence, from curative to comforting care.