What is Hospice?
Hospice care focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals and their families faced with a life-limiting illness. The primary goals of hospice care are to provide dignified comfort, relieve physical, emotional and spiritual suffering for patients and their families. Hospice care is not restorative or curative care. Our approach to the patient’s well-being is palliative care which neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process.
Is It a Place?
Hospice care is a philosophy of care rather than a place. Care may be provided in a person’s home, a nursing home, an assisted living or in the inpatient hospice house.
What Services are Provided with Hospice Care?
Our health care team manages our patient’s physical comfort levels with medication, nursing care and physician visits when necessary. Practical matters such as insurance coverage, assistance with bathing and personal hygiene are efficiently and expertly handled by our staff. Early access to hospice care allows us to prepare our families for their eventual loss -- a vital part of the spiritual and emotional value of hospice. Stress, grief and the fear of dying are common side effects to a life-limiting illness. Having home access to physician and nursing care, practical hygiene assistance and spiritual support will lessen the emotional burden placed on families at this time.
Serenity Hospice offers a wide range of services to help bring peace,
acceptance and comfort to the final processes of life: