Hospice Care

Hospice is not a place but a concept of care that offers quality, compassionate help for people and their families facing an advanced illness. Hospice is intended primarily for use by a patient whose prognosis is six months or less life expectancy. The Medicare program recognizes that a prognosis can be unpredictable and may change. Hospice care is available as long as the patient’s prognosis meets the law’s six month test, based on the attending physician’s and/or medical director’s judgment.

Services include:

  • 24/7, every day of the year response to patient needs
  • Continuous care for pain and symptom management
  • Frequent nursing and nursing assistant visits
  • Physicians available to discuss family and patient questions and preferences about symptom control, pain management and medications

Our team:

  • Patient physicians
  • Hospice physicians
  • Nurses
  • State Tested Nursing Assistants
  • Chaplains
  • Social Workers
  • Grief Counselors
  • Art, Reiki and other comfort providers
  • Volunteers
“Although my brother was in your facility for only five days, we were made to feel as if we were members of your family and it seemed as though you met our needs before we realized we had a need. You allowed him to pass with grace, dignity and without pain or struggling for breath, of which he was always very concerned.” – William “Bill” Hogue Family