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About Hospice


 

What is Hospice?

It’s a special way of caring for people with terminal illnesses and their families.

·   Hospice offers palliative, rather than curative treatment

·   Hospice treats the person, not the disease

·   Hospice emphasizes quality, rather than length of life

·   Hospice considers the entire family, not just the patient, the “unit of care.”

·   Hospice offers help and support to the patient and family on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week basis

 

 

How is the patient admitted to hospice?

·   Anyone may make a referral call to Hospice for care

·   Hospice cares for all types of terminal illness, not just cancer

 

 

Why is Hospice care important?

Because it provides many benefits that aren’t possible in a traditional health-care setting.

 

 

Hospice means:

A coming together with family

Through hospice, the family is directly involved in making decisions and in helping the person they love.

 

Hospice serves the family as a unit and is sensitive to any special needs.

Who is eligible for hospice care?

·   Patient no longer seeking curative treatment

·   Life expectancy is measured in months or less

·   A primary caregiver is designated by the patient and available 24 hours a day.

 

 

What makes hospice special?

Hospice is special because it concentrates on care—not cure.

 

Hospice Emphasizes

·   Pain control

·   Living life fully

·   Care at home

·   Treating patients and loved ones

 

 

Who pays for hospice programs?

·   Grants

·   Contributions

·   Local fund raisers

·   Memorial gifts

·   Medicare

·   Medicaid

·   Private insurance

 

No person is excluded form service because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, disease process, communicable disease or ability to pay.

 

 

Solomon Valley Hospice Team

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Back row (left to right): Dr. Craig Concannon, Rebecca Heidrick, Janelle Budke, L.B.S.W.
Front row (left to right): Raeleene Beam, R.N., Rev. Bruce Keck, Paula Jones, R.N. - Hospice Director, Julie Schmidt, R.N.

 


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