Hospice is not a facility or location, but a service to ensure that individuals with a life-limiting illness will live with their symptoms under control, in comfort and dignity, surrounded by their loved ones.
The hospice philosophy recognizes a patient’s right to a pain-free existence while remaining as alert as possible during the final stage of any life-limiting illness.
The Hospice Team creates individualized care plans to provide emotional, spiritual and clinical support by trained personnel based on the wishes and needs of each patient and family unit.
Covered under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and Private Insurances, hospice care is provided primarily in the patient’s place of residence, whether in the family home, nursing facility or assisted living environment. Short-term stays at a community-based inpatient hospice unit are also arranged as needed to better meet comfort and symptom management goals in more difficult or complex cases.
Hospice Associates accepts anyone regardless of age, sex, religion or ethnicity. For more information, please contact us at any location listed below.