What is Hospice Care?
Hospice Care is considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life limiting illness or injury. Hospice and Palliative Care involve a team orientated approach to expert medical care, pain management, emotional, and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patents loved ones as well. At the center of Hospice Care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain free and with dignity, and that our families receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.
Hospice affirms life.
It neither hastens nor postpones the end of life. It is predicated on the belief that through sensitivity, appropriate care, and the support of a caring community, terminally ill patients and their families can begin to prepare mentally and physically, to face the inevitable challenges ahead.
This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. In addition to improving quality of life and helping with symptoms, palliative care can help patients understand their choices for medical treatment. The organized services available through palliative care may be helpful to any older person having a lot of general discomfort and disability very late in life. Palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment and does not depend on prognosis.
Services related to hospice care.
Our Indisciplinary team is ready to help and bring comfort to you and your family.
Although many hospice patients have cancer as their primary diagnosis, Loving Hands Hospice provides care to patients who are dealing with any potentially life-limiting illness, including Alzheimer’s, congestive heart failure, COPD, dementia, and emphysema, to name a few. We are here to give you help, hope, and support when you need it most.
Primary and Hospice Medical Director
Registered Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse
The hospice RN is the patient’s case manager. The hospice RN and LPN work alongside the patient’s doctor, suggesting solutions regarding pain and symptom management. They are responsible for the patient’s general physical comfort and coordination of the patient’s care with the interdisciplinary team
Certified Nursing Assistant
The CNA is supervised by the RN and is responsible for assisting with the patient’s personal care. Homemaker provides help with personal needs which may include light housekeeping.
Medical Social Worker
The hospice social worker provides overall support for the patient and their family. They can assist with financial planning, advance directives as well as counseling and emotional support
Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
The hospice chaplain provides spiritual support to every patient and their family members requesting such. The Hospice Chaplain serves as the bridge between patient/family and their usual place of worship. They can also help to find a clergy of your faith
Music can truly bring peace. A music therapy session with a Peace Hospice patient is a goal-directed therapy with a person-centered approach. The music therapist uses music to address and improve the patient’s quality of life.
Medications / Medical Supplies / Medical Equipment
24 hours on call support for symptoms management