The Goals of Comfort Hospice Care: •To assist patients to live comfortably by relieving pain and distressing symptoms • To support the patient, family, and their loved ones; physically, socially and spiritually during their journey. • To empower the patient to preserve a sense of hope by helping them to maintain autonomy, self-worth, control and dignity.
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• To aid the patient, care giver, and loved ones in being at peace with end of life decisions.
Embracing Dignity and Peace
The mission of Comfort Hospice Care is to provide the highest quality of care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We seek to provide unified care, not only to the patient, but to the entire family as well. We strive to provide comfort, peace, dignity, and individuality.
What is Hospice Care?
Who is Eligible for Hospice?
Hospice is a special kind of care for those with a life-challenging illness. This care is designed to provide comfort and support to the patient, their families and caregivers when curative care is no longer appropriate or desired. Hospice treats the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of these individuals at home. The treatment focus is to keep patients comfortable. As an acceptable comfort level is reached, it becomes possible to make the most of the time that remains for them. With Comfort Hospice Care, life’s final journey can be completed with dignity and peace.
Hospice Care is available for a person who has been referred by a physician, and has an illness that cannot be cured, and has a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Medical care and supportive services are provided for the patient and family members during hospice intervention.
Who Pays for Hospice Care? Hospice coverage is provided by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurance policies as the primary paying source for hospice services.
Care is provided in a home-like setting by family or facility, or other hospice caregivers with support from the Hospice team. Hospice care is available to patients with ALS, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, Failure to thrive, Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Parkinson’s, and other life threatening illnesses.
Hospice Team: Attending physician Registered Nurses
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