The Right Care
Hospice Care relieves physical and emotional suffering by assisting and supporting the patient and family as they face the final phase of a terminal illness. This is called palliative care. There is nothing more that can be done to cure the disease or restore health, but there is much more to improve the quality of the time remaining. At Family Hospice we have learned that Hospice is about living, living with a terminal illness and spending each day as comfortable and dignified as possible. The body may weaken, but the human spirit can be nurtured and cared for in a compassionate manner. In addition, Family Hospice offers alternative therapies including Music, Pet, and Massage therapy. To find out the limitations of some patients we offer traditional physical, occupational and speech therapy to better meet their needs.
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The Right Time
Medicare and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has established guidelines to determine when a patient is eligible for hospice. Too many patients and families wait until the last few days or hours of life when they could have been receiving help and support all along. Hospice Care should be discussed as soon as the person suffering from a life limiting illness begins to need assistance. A Family Hospice representative should be contacted in order to present the correct information about the benefits and limitations to hospice care. More information equals better decision making.
The Right Reason
Family Hospice is a not for profit community based program providing services since 1991. Not for profit organizations do not have owners or investors who expect a return on their investment. Instead the organization follows the Mission, Values and Goals established by the Board of Directors. In this case, the Board of Directors focuses on quality patient care that the community can rely on. Family Hospice is a Medicare Certified program that reaches beyond the standards of care and addressing additional special needs in end of life care issues.