Hospice is a specialized, compassionate concept of care that recognizes hope as a powerful force that sustains life throughout a serious illness.
An early referral to Hospice is of great benefit to the client, caregivers, and family members. The client and family may discuss Hospice care at any time with their health care professional – doctor, nurse, hospital staff, etc. or meet with Homecare & Hospice staff at any time to discuss hospice.
Hospice is an appropriate choice as a treatment option for the management of pain and physical symptoms, as well as social, emotional and spiritual concerns. The individual’s physician prescribes Hospice care and continues to be involved as part of the treatment team.
The Hospice Team cares for clients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals or in the home-like environment of The Good Shepherd Hospice House.
They help clients to be as comfortable as possible through expert symptom management, supporting them and their families, providing respite to the caregivers and other practical assistance.
Homecare & Hospice follows the Holistic Hospice Model when caring for clients. This simply means that the clients we serve have access to and can receive care from Nursing Staff, Social Workers, Volunteers, a Volunteer Medical Director, a Hospice Chaplain, and Support Staff.
This enables Homecare & Hospice to provide all-inclusive care to help ensure that each of our client’s needs as well as their families is met by a team of professionals.