Enhancing Dignity And Peace
Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s symptoms. It is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. The goal of Hospice is to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. It focuses on caring, not curing and, in most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home. The services provided encompasses not only the terminal patient, but the family as well. We teach the patient and their family what to expect as their disease progresses in a manner to ease the anxiety associated with this stage of life. We develop a plan of care individualized for each patient and to meet the family’s needs.
Our physicians work hand-in-hand with our hospice staff to provide quality patient care. The journey at the end of life should not be taken alone; we at Comfort Hospice Care will support our patients and their families as they treat this lonely and sometimes frightening path, providing physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort along the way.
Who Is Eligible For Hospice Care?
Hospice Care is available for individuals who have been referred by a physician, with an illness that cannot be cured and a life expectancy of six months or less. Medical care and supportive services are provided for the patient and family members during hospice intervention.
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:
• Parkinsons Disease
• Renal Failure
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Failure to Thrive
• CVA or "stroke"
• Any Life Limiting Disease
Our diverse team of health care professionals work together with patients and families to provide pain and symptoms management, medical, emotional and spiritual support. Our team is made up of Hospice Physician(s), Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Aides (CNA's), Medical Social Workers, Chaplains/Clergy, and trained Volunteers. This team, known as the IDT (Inter-Disciplinary Team), works together under the supervision of your physician to design and implement a specific plan for the patient and their family's special needs. Our focus is palliative care, primarily in the areas of pain and symptom management. Our staff is highly-trained in palliative care and works very closely with your physician to provide the best and most accessible care to you and your loved ones. We have medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, as well as:
Nurse – Each patient and family is assigned a Nurse/Case Manager who will coordinate the delivery of care. They will be there as often as necessary as an extension of your physician, to monitor and manage pain and symptoms. Nurses also instruct caregivers in skills needed care for their loved one, such as routine dressing changes, administering medication, providing comfort care, and so forth. They will also educate the family on what to expect and how to help.
Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) – Are nursing assistants who provide personal care to the patient. They make regular visits to assist patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, shaving, shampooing, and the changing of patient's bed linens if needed. Aides work closely with nurses and other hospice team members.
Medical Social Worker – Can serve as liaison to other community resources that may be helpful to patients and families -- with specific help on family relationships, the stress of the illness, financial or legal issues and more.
Chaplain – For those who request spiritual assistance and support. Can be provided either directly by a staff Hospice Chaplain or by coordinating with other community clergy.
Specially Trained Volunteer – As a companion, someone to talk with, someone to listen and a friend to lean on.
Hospice services are free and are covered by Medicare Medicaid, and most private insurances.
The Benefits of Hospice include:
• Regular/On call nursing visits
• Personal care assistance
• Social services
• Spiritual counseling
• Bereavement services
• Volunteer services
• Doctor house calls
• Medical supplies
• Medications related to terminal diagnosis
• Durable medical equipment
• Labs and diagnostic tests related to terminal diagnosis
• Therapy services, if needed
• Dietician services
We recommend contacting us today and talk with our knowledgeable staff on how we can assist you and your loved ones in this crucial time of need. When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a terminally ill condition, it is stressful and frightening. Comfort Hospice Care provides a set of services that comes to you, whether you're in your home, assisted living, long-term care facility, or skilled nursing facility or wherever you reside.
If you are facing a life-limiting illness and may be considering hospice services we are available to you. We are available 24 hours a day.
90% of Americans want to pass away at home. Yet more than 66% pass away in hospitals.
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a terminally ill condition, it is stressful and frightening. Comfort Hospice Care provides a set of services that comes to you, whether you're in your home, assisted living, long-term care facility, or skilled nursing facility.
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 and enhance comfort.