What Hospice Is and Isn't
Hospice is quality, compassionate care for patients dealing with a life-limiting illness. It is a family-centered approach that includes a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trained volunteers. Hospice care is available to anyone with a prognosis, or life expectancy of six (6) months or less. Once a patient is in the hospice program, our team of professionals work with the patient and family in the setting of the patient's choice (whether in a private home, long-term care facility, assisted living facility, hospital or the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House) to meet their unique individual needs.
Hospice isn’t giving up. Quite the opposite, Hospice means aggressively treating all distressing symptoms as they arise. These could be physical symptoms, but also could be emotional, spiritual or social symptoms of distress as well. Hospice isn’t about giving up hope. The Hospice team is there to provide compassion, care and comfort as hope changes.
Do I have to give up my own doctor?
Your physician can continue to direct your care, working with hospice staff that provides ongoing services.
From Our Patients & Their Families
"You'll never know what your fast, efficient and gentle help did for both Paul and me. His last wish, to die at home, would never have come about without your help. Although the time you spent with us was very short, the impressions you left on all of us will last a long, long time." More...