Hospice Life Care provides compassionate care to terminally ill patients throughout the Pioneer Valley. Hospice's holistic approach to care seeks to make patients as comfortable as possible, and to manage symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality. Hospice services are provided at home, assisted living, or in long term care facilities.
Hospice addresses not only the physical dimensions of terminal illness, but also the practical, emotional and spiritual. As part of its guiding philosophy, hospice pays special attention to the needs of family members as they make this difficult journey.
Hospice Life Care Provides:
A team of professionals: - Medical Director - Registered Nurses - Social Workers - Dietician - Chaplain - Volunteer Coordinator
Increased emotional and practical support for the patient and family
24-hour/seven day availability for problems and emergencies
Additional help with errands, as well as companionship by trained, compassionate volunteers
Home Health Aides
Payment for medication and equipment related to the terminal illness
Specialized support such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy
Thirteen (13) months bereavement support
How Hospice Works: Hospice life Care serves patients and families throughout the Pioneer Valley. The typical patient:
Has an estimated life expectancy of six months or less; if the disease runs its normal progression
Is aware of the prognosis and consents to the goals of hospice care, and;
Has a primary care physician who works with Hospice or delegates care to the Hospice Medical Director
Who Pays for Hospice Care?
Let Us Know If We Can Help Hospice referrals can be made by anyone. For example: