Hospice is a special concept of care designed for people facing a life limiting illness no longer responding to cure oriented treatment.
Hospice care focuses on symptom management, pain relief, and emotional/spiritual support for the patient and their family.
Goals of hospice care prioritize improving the quality of a patient’s life by providing both physical and emotional support.
Hospice care allows a person to remain in their residence, living life to the fullest, with a sense of dignity, and worth.
Spiritual care and grief counseling services are provided to the patient and their family.
Bereavement care is provided for the family through individual and group counseling for at least a year after their loved one passes.
Grief support groups are available to any person who has lost a loved one.
Loving Care’s team specializing in hospice care includes:
- Physician Medical Directors
- Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses
- Certified Home Health Aides
- Social Workers
- Licensed Pharmacists
Hospice is all of this and more:
- Skilled Nursing
- Symptom Control
- Pain Management
- Family Counseling
- Spiritual Care
- Bereavement Counseling
- Bereavement Group Support
- Medical Social Services
- Dietician Counseling
- Medical Director Supervision
- Medical Equipment
- Short term In-patient care
- Respite Care
- Home Health Aide Services
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Speech/Language Pathology Services
- Medication Management and Administration
Frequently asked questions:
Q. Does hospice care hasten or prolong the dying process?
A. Hospice care neither prolongs nor hastens the dying process
Q. Can I still see my regular physician?
A. Yes. Our hospice physicians will coordinate your care with your primary care physician
Q. Can a patient stop hospice care if they show signs of recovery?
A. Yes. A patient can stop hospice care anytime they want
Q. Is a patient required to be homebound in order to receive hospice care?