Hospice represents a supportive philosophy and concept of care available to those nearing the end of life.
Hospice is a positive, empowering form 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. Patients who may benefit from hospice care include patients with terminal cancer, patients in the end stages of Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Kidney Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, HIV/AIDs, ALS, and patients with a general failure to thrive. The goal of hospice is to neither prolong life nor hasten death, but to help patients live as dignified and pain-free as possible.
As a well-established hospice care provider, our dedicated and compassionate staff has built a reputation for quickly providing symptom relief and enhancing quality of life. Our team of hospice professionals will develop a care plan that addresses the specific needs of your loved one and your family, including emotional and spiritual support. Hospice care is provided by a team of specially trained professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and spiritual counselors, as well as volunteers and family members. Care can be provided in a variety of living situations, including at home, the hospital, a nursing home, or an assisted living facility.
Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance carriers cover the cost of hospice care and related medications and medical supplies.
Hospice care services include:
Medical Social Services
Spiritual Support and Counseling
Home Care Aide and Homemaker Services
Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies
Trained Volunteers for Support Services
24-Hour On-Call Availability
There are several benefits to choosing hospice care:
- Give your loved one the opportunity to make the most of their remaining time
- Ensure your loved one is peaceful and comfortable
- Improve your loved one's alertness and interaction with friends and family
- Receive support from specially trained volunteers
- Get access to emotional, social, and spiritual counseling services
- Obtain bereavement counseling and support for surviving family members
Many families who have received hospice care services wish that they had taken advantage of hospice sooner. Although hospice care is intended for patients with six months or less to live, many patients receive only a few days of hospice and are unable to take full advantage of the peace and comfort that comes with hospice services.
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Looking to Volunteer?
Choosing to be a hospice volunteer comes with lifelong rewards. Your gift of compassion brings comfort to patients and families. Aveanna Hospice works together with volunteers and provides training so that you can become comfortable in your role and have a greater impact on the patients and families we serve.Learn More about our Volunteering for Hospice Care
You Are Not Alone in Making this Decision.
Our specially trained physicians and nurses are available to help you understand when hospice is appropriate.