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WHAT IS HOSPICE



Hospice is a service that focuses on symptom management and pain control for a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Hospice allows for the patient to live his/her final days in a peaceful, comfortable, and dignified way. Our nurses, certified aides, social workers, and hospice chaplains will be at the patient's call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Hospice is not a place it is a philosophy of care and can be provided wherever the patient lives.



Hospice does not mean hopeless. Although hospice patients must have a terminal illness, hospice philosophy emphasizes positive outcome through goal setting and living life to the fullest. In fact, hospice patients are not required to have a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate.) 



Levels of Hospice Care





Routine Home Hospice Care:

Patient is receiving hospice care in their home. 



Inpatient Hospice Care:

When a patient needs short term crisis management of pain symptoms that cannot be handled in the home, the patient is transferred to a contracted inpatient facility.



Respite Care:

When caregivers need time away from their caregiver responsibilities, patients can stay in a contracted facility for up to five days. 



Continuous Home Hospice Care:

A Licensed Nurse and a Certified Nursing Assistant can provide 24 hour care for patients and/or patient's family in a crisis situation.



Common Indicators for Hospice Care:


  • End stage Cardiovascular Disease

  • End stage Pulmonary Disease

  • End stage Renal Failure

  • End stage Liver Failure

  • End stage Alzheimer Disease

  • ​Cancer