Hospice is a special way of caring for someone with a limited life expectancy, when the prognosis is discussed in terms of months rather than years. Hospice care affirms life. CompassionCare Hospice’s goal is to enhance the quality of life by keeping the patient comfortable and pain-free.
Hospice is a concept of care, not a place of care. Therefore, patients can receive hospice care wherever they call home. This may include a personal residence, nursing facility, assisted living residence, or a hospital setting. CompassionCare Hospice is charged with the mission of helping patients and families complete the journey of life in comfort, peace, and dignity. We are able to achieve our mission through the expertise of our hospice and palliative care certified hospice team.
Our team of medical staff oversee the medical component of the care. A hospice team usually consists of the following professionals: a Hospice Physician; a Primary Physician, a Nurse, a Nurse Assistant, a Social Worker, a Chaplain, and a Bereavement Counselor. Each professional has their primary functions as well as the role they play during the course of this process, however their continuous communication with the other members of the team on the wants, needs and desires of all involved is very crucial and are necessary to giving the best quality of life. The hospice team duties are not limited to just the structural administration to the patient but as much as it is to the family and friends affected by the situation as well.