Our team receives training and has extensive experience in providing care for the special needs of the terminally ill patient, their families and caregivers. We understand the need to achieve comfort through pain and symptom control and to support those caring for their loved ones.
Our team will help meet your goals, and be available to answer questions and concerns that address your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Bereavement support is available for family members and loved ones for a period of 14 months.
Care is provided in the patient's home or area nursing homes.
Comprehensive services include:
- Patient’s Primary Care Physician
- Hospice Medical Director
- Hospice Nurses
- Home Health Aides
- Medical Social Workers
- Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
- Trained Volunteers
- Bereavement Care Professionals
Hospice services are covered by most private insurance plans. Medicare and Medicaid benefits are also available for patients who qualify. In certain cases, special funds may be available to help cover costs not paid by insurance.
Palliative Care Program
The Palliative Care Program is a patient-centered team approach addressing pain and symptoms as well as family concerns. Palliative care patients are not hospice patients. The Palliative Care Program provides skilled care to persons with a serious or life limiting illness who may be continuing to aggressively treat their illness or who have a prognosis that is greater than six months. Our program works closely with the Day Kimball Oncology Department, physicians, as well as area nursing homes to provide comprehensive care through close collaboration.
How do I get referred to the program?
Anyone involved in the patient’s care can request information or make a referral. Referrals come from physicians, nurses, discharging healthcare facilities, patients, families, friends and clergy. A physician's order is necessary to enroll a patient in the program. We encourage anyone involved in the patient’s care to call to request information or make a referral. We are always available to discuss individualized services that will help you.
Hours of operation
The hospice office is open weekdays from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. There is a nurse available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address concerns by phone or to make a visit when needed.
We’ll be there for you.