Hospice is a not place. Hospice care takes place wherever the need exists — usually the patient’s home. About 70 percent of hospice care takes place where the patient lives. An interdisciplinary hospice team—physician, nurse, hospice aide, chaplain, social worker, volunteer—brings clinical, compassionate hospice care to patients wherever they live. When the patient is in a private residence, the team comes to the home to provide pain management and symptom control as well as personal care. The team also provides caregiver education along with emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their loved ones.
BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEF RESOURCES
Grief is a normal reaction to losing someone you love. Each person grieves differently and there is no timeline for how long it takes before the hurt of loss lessens. Hospice understands this; we know that grieving can begin before the actual death and last longer than a few weeks or months.
HOME AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
We have the medical equipment your care plan may call for, which may include:
- Oxygen and delivery devices
- CPAP and BiPAP
- High-flow therapy
- Hospital bed
- Pressure-relief mattress
- Wheelchair and other specialty chairs
- Trapeze bar and patient lift
- Walker, cane, tub seat and bedside commode
- Suction equipment
- Feeding pump