What is Hospice?

Hospice provides comfort and support for individuals as they near the end of life. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team and includes expert medical treatment, pain and symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support centered on meeting the needs of patients and their families. Hospice care is available wherever a person resides—at home, in a nursing home, or in an assisted-living facility.

The goal of hospice is to help individuals achieve the highest-possible quality of life, even as death nears. Care is patient-centered and guided by an individual’s unique wishes and goals. As a result, individuals and their families can focus on what matters most to them.

What Are The Elements of Hospice Care?

Our hospice team is made up of experienced professionals who have been trained to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals nearing the end of life. We work in partnership with a person’s physician to create a plan of care that meets the full range of a person’s needs. Care is also provided to a patient’s family, who become an integral part of the care team.

 

To learn more about what each member of our hospice team does, hover over the different parts of the circle, below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Do you have questions about hospice?

Call Jewelene Griffin, RN, Hospice & Palliative Care Manager, or use the contact form to the upper right.

802-224-2240