Hospice

Hospice

Comfort and Support with Hospice Services

Little Company of Mary formally established its Hospice program in 1976, making it the first in the area.

 

Hospice is not a place; it is a concept of care. The vast majority of Hospice care is provided in private homes or a nursing home. Hospice is designed to provide physical, spiritual, psycho/social and emotional comfort and support to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families. Hospice becomes and option when an illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. The care addresses all symptoms of the disease, with special emphasis upon pain control and comfort. Hospice neither prolongs nor hastens death. It promotes quality of life with compassion and dignity, while recognizing each patient's and family's unique needs. Our dedicated Hospice Team is specially trained in this concept of holistic care and includes the following professionals.

 

Physicians

The Hospice Medical Director works in conjunction with the patient's Primary Physician for overall medical direction and supervision of the Hospice care and team.

 

Registered Nurses

The Hospice Nurse provides skilled care, symptom control, and coordinates additional services with other team members with the assistance of the Hospice Nurse Manager.

 

Chaplains

Provide pastoral and spiritual care and counseling to patients, families, and friends, if desired.

 

Licensed Medical Social Workers

Provide assistance with community resources, financial needs, and short-term counseling.

 

Home Health Aides

Provide personal care and comfort for the patient.

 

Volunteers

Provide patient/family companionship, emotional support, household assistance, child care, bereavement follow-up, and office assistance.

 

Home Medical Equipment Technicians

Delivery, set-up, and maintenance of equipment.

 

Bereavement Counselors

Provide emotional support to family members, if desired.

 

Pharmacists, Dieticians, Rehabilitation Therapists

Consult with the Hospice Team and/or patient and family as necessary.



AUG

1

Adult Wellness

Tai chi

10:00AM - 11:00 AM


AUG

2

Family Birth Center Classes

Sibling Preparation

6:00PM - 7:30 PM


AUG

3

Support Groups

Breast Feeding Morning Support Group

11:30AM - 12:30 PM

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