What is Hospice?
Hospice is an approach to care tailored specifically to meet the needs of individuals and families who are facing a life-limiting illness. A diverse medical care team works together to manage pain, increase comfort, and support every aspect of a patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The goal of hospice care is to help people live their last days with respect, peace, and dignity.
The Hospice Philosophy
Hospice affirms life and recognizes that the dying process is a normal part of the living process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Rather, hospice provides the support and palliative care needed for a person to live as fully, joyfully and comfortably as possible in the last phases of a terminal illness. Hospice believes that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community, patients and families/caregivers will be able to prepare for death in a way that is satisfactory and meaningful to them.
The Purpose of Our Program
Hospice of the Midwest provides the highest quality of hospice care to individuals in their home environment. Our team of health care professionals includes highly skilled physicians, registered nurses, hospice aides, social workers and volunteers. Our team works together to support the patient, caregivers and family members. We believe that through personalized services, patients and families obtain the necessary education and skills needed to successfully navigate the end of life experience.
At Hospice of the Midwest, we use whatever means possible to enhance the quality of life for our patients during the end stages of life and the dying process. After death, we continue to support caregivers and families through the bereavement period.