Hospice is specialized palliative care treating both the physical and emotional symptoms using an interdisciplinary approach. Hospice benefits may be accessed when a patient has a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less.
Hospice Services include:
- Comprehensive Care Plans that include: physical, spiritual and emotional support.
- Social Workers and Chaplains provide emotional and bereavement support.
- Our chaplains work closely with patients and families of all denominations.
- Supportive care programs: Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, Reiki, Legacy Projects.
DID YOU KNOW?
The word Hospice derives from the Latin word hospitum, or “host”, “hospitality” and “bonds of hospitality”. The Old French word “ospice” in the 1200s translated into “shelter and hospitality,”
By 1818 hospice was used as a term for “rest house for travelers,” especially the houses of refuge and shelter kept by monks in the passes of the Alps, and in 1879 the use of the word hospice as “home for the aged and terminally ill” is found in contemporary literature.