Redesigning Care for Tomorrow
Hospice and Palliative Care
Caring Beyond a Cure
Our mission is to help alleviate
patient and family suffering and to promote patient quality of life through
professional clinical consultation, and education.
Hospice is end-of-life care. We
provide comfort and support for those with life-limiting illnesses, and for
their families, by attending to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Our team of professionals includes doctors, nurses’ aides, social workers,
chaplains, volunteers and grief counselors who empower and educate families
during this time. We coordinate care between team members and family members to
best meet patients’ and families’ needs.
Palliative Care is medical care
focused on improving quality of life for patients and their families. A key
emphasis is managing symptoms (nausea, sleep problems, depression/anxiety,
pain, loss of appetite, shortness of breath) related to chronic illness and the
treatments. Palliative Care also focuses on improving planning and
communication among the care team (patient, family and medical staff) and
addressing emotional and spiritual needs
hospice philosophy & goals
Hospice philosophy respects the
rights of patient and family:
- The right to enjoy the highest quality of life
- The right to die with dignity, as dignity is perceived
by the patient.
- The right to actively participate in managing the
remaining life span, the dying process and the event of death.
- The right to remain a viable family member in the
environment of choice.
- The right to have his/her needs considered on a
personal, individual basis.
Hospice strives to achieve
excellence in its set objectives:
- Quality patient centered care and relief of pain and other
symptoms during illness without great mental or physical incapacitation.
- Ongoing emotional support of patients and family
caregivers throughout illness.
- Support of the patient’s participation as an active
family member by enabling him/her to remain at home and by offering
services to accommodate family relationships.
- Assistance to the patient and the family in working
through the grieving process and other issues involved in serious illness,
changes in lifestyle and loss.
- Assistance with the family’s healthy resolution of
bereavement issues up to a year or more after the death of the patient as