Our approach to hospice care and home health services ensures that the needs and wishes of the entire family are being met. If you are confined to the home but need ongoing medical care, our home health staff can design a comprehensive healthcare program to meet your needs. And doctor-prescribed hospice care is a compassionate alternative for terminally ill patients and their families.
Hospice is about living. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but rather it affirms life, emphasizes dignity, and enhances the quality of the remainder of a person’s life. Hospice adds life to days at a time when days can no longer be added to life.
Hospice treats the person, not the disease . . . focuses on family and friends, not just the individual . . . and emphasizes the quality of life, not the duration.
Hospice is a program of palliative and supportive services that provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for terminally ill persons and their families. It is a comprehensive, medically directed, team-oriented program that accentuates pain control and symptom management for patients who no longer respond to routine aggressive medical care. The focus of hospice care is palliative rather than curative in nature.
About Home Health
“Home health” is a medical benefit with a predictable end-point to the services being provided. These services can include skilled nursing, therapy and visits from social workers and home health aides.
If you need ongoing medical care as diagnosed by your doctor -- and you are confined to the home -- you may benefit from home health.