What Does it Mean to Be on Hospice Care?
What is Hospice? Hospice is a unique type of care for a loved one approaching the end of life due to a terminal illness or injury and curative treatment is no longer an option. A multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, bereavement counselors and volunteers works together to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient. They are also there for the family. The hospice team provides care to patients in their own home or a home-like setting regardless of the patient’s age or ability to pay.
Promise Hospice™ services benefit people who are coping with life-limiting illness, including, but not
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Liver Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Pulmonary Disease
- Renal Disease
Promise Hospice also provides:
- Medical equipment, supplies and medication related to the terminal diagnosis.
- Continuous in-home care during a brief period of crisis.
- In-patient respite care for up to five (5) days in a contracted skilled facility.
- General in-patient hospital care.