Hospice care focuses on the management of pain symptoms and emotional stressors of a chronic or life-limiting illness. Our primary goals are to manage distressing symptoms, alleviate pain, and provide a support system for the patient and family, therefore improving the quality of life for the patient and family members throughout the course of the illness. The hospice philosophy is to care for the whole person, considering his or her physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. With the family, hospice aides in deciding the patient’s care and future needs.

Your Needs

Hospice care, also known as palliative care or comfort care, refers to the special attention needed by patients with a terminal illness. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; instead, it focuses on comforting the patient by addressing issues causing physical and emotional pain. Hospice care also addresses the needs of the patient's family. The goals of a community similar to the one at www.carltonseniorliving.com/community/pleasant-hill-dedicated-memory-care/ are to improve the quality of life for the patient and to support his or her loved ones.

You will qualify:

  • Patient is deemed appropriate for hospice upon certification of his or her physician and evaluation by the hospice team.

What a facility provides:

  • Skilled Nursing

  • Home Health Aides

  • Medication Management

  • Pharmacy Services

  • Hospice Related Medications

  • Durable Medical Equipment

In a senior facility, your care will be managed by a professional team:

  • Medical Directors

  • Director of Nurses – Program Manager

  • Registered Nurses

  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses

  • Licensed Vocational Nurses

  • Certified Nurse Aides

  • Pain Management Nurses

  • Social Workers

  • Support Groups

  • Chaplains

  • Nutritionist

  • Bereavement Coordinator

  • Volunteers

Hospice is covered by most private insurance, Medicare, and/or Medicaid.