The Hospice Home
As you first drive past the peaceful pond and stately oaks, you’ll feel welcomed at the Hospice Home, our 22 bed facility for hospice patients. From the moment you walk in, you’ll feel the compassion and warmth. Since 1994, we’ve provided loving end-of-life care to hundreds of area residents and comfort to their families. With private rooms offering around-the-clock nursing, counseling, and personal care services, the Hospice Home is a unique community resource.
Admission to the Hospice Home
- The Hospice Home is a short-term care facility; it is rare for a patient to stay longer than two weeks. It is intended for people seeking comfort care rather than aggressive, curative care.
- Admissions are prioritized based on patients’ caregiving needs, if the patient has access to alternatives such as a nursing home or in-home caregivers, and whether the patient is currently a hospice patient with us.
- Patients whose conditions stabilize or improve after admission are provided assistance with making alternative arrangements such as moving to a long-term care facility or returning to their own homes. In most cases we can continue hospice care at area facilities or private residences.
- Admission to the Hospice Home is available to any person in our community who qualifies regardless of age, race, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, creed or other factors.
Hospice Home Services
The Hospice Home provides around-the-clock nursing, nurse assistant and personal care services. In addition, our on-site social worker and chaplain are available to provide counseling, emotional and spiritual comfort, and other services for patients and their families. We also offer specially-trained volunteers for friendly visits and support. When medically appropriate, physical therapy is available, and integrative therapies such as Healing Touch, pet therapy, music therapy and aromatherapy are offered.
Our medical director or his colleagues visit the Hospice Home daily, assuring expert symptom control and medical management.
Three meals a day are offered under the supervision of a registered dietician as well as snacks when desired. Cable TV is also provided.
Smoking is not permitted in the Hospice Home. Patient’s families are welcome to escort their loved ones outside to smoke; we have limited assistance available to supervise patients smoking.
The Hospice Home is supported by health insurance payments, general donations, and fundraising through the Hospice League.
The Hospice League is the only all-volunteer hospice fundraising wing in the nation! Come join in the “funraising”! It includes hundreds of volunteers who stage fundraisers for the Hospice Home, including our year-round Giant Flea Market Store, our year-round Hospice Clothing Store, the Hospice Golf Classic and the annual Luminary event. Click here for more information about the Hospice League. Our fundraising provides about 25% of the funds necessary to operate the Hospice Home.
The Hospice Home is a very expensive service to provide. A “room and board” charge has always been charged to patients and their families to pay what they can to help cover the costs of their care. Nobody is ever denied care based on inability to pay or any other factor. More information is available from our social work department at 336-532-0100.