Testimonials


  • "“The nurse who worked the weekend my mom passed was so wonderful. She was incredible and such a blessing. She helped us make it through a difficult journey. I will be forever thankful!”"

    - Patient's Child
  • "“Words cannot describe what a wonderful, caring and giving group of caregivers we had.”"

    - Patient's Child

Services

No job is too big or too small for the hospice team-it helps in every way it can. Help may include:

  • Pain relief through medication
  • Back rubs and foot massages
  • Matters of personal cleanliness and coordination of necessary medical equipment
  • "Being there" to let the patient know he or she is not alone
  • Talking openly about feelings
  • Assisting with household chores and helping to put financial matters in order

The goal of hospice care is palliative-not curative. Hospice works to improve the quality of remaining life through comfort measures such as pain control and symptom management. The role of hospice is neither to cure the disease nor to extend life.

Community Hospice will accept patients that live alone, providing that Hospice reserves the right to assess when the patient can no longer remain alone safely. Community Hospice cannot become the legal guardian for a patient. Therefore, it is necessary that an arrangement be made for medical decision making and backup care by a designated responsible party. These arrangements must be made before admission to the hospice program.

Medications that pertain to the hospice diagnosis are covered by hospice and refilled on a regular basis. Durable medical equipment that is part of the hospice care plan are provided at no charge to the patient. Items such as hospital beds, walkers, wheel chairs, etc., are part of this service. Medical supplies used by the nurses, hospice aides and caregivers are supplied through the hospice at no charge when related to hospice plan of care.