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Redesigning Care for Tomorrow

Hospice and Palliative Care

Caring Beyond a Cure

our mission

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 possible.
  • 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 needed.