Services

Hospice Services

The role of Area Community Hospice is focused on enhancing the quality of life for patients with a life limiting illness and their loved ones by developing a personalized care plan that meets their needs and wishes.

Visits by Licensed Nurse

Regular visits by licensed hospice nurses with specialized training and expertise in pain and symptom management. Visits made by Certified Nurse’s Aides to assist with daily needs.

Bereavement

Bereavement counseling and support for family members and significant others throughout the patient’s illness and following the death.

Spiritual Support

Hospice Chaplain provides emotional and spiritual support honoring religious traditions. Also available to council, lead prayer, and conduct funeral and memorial services.

Pharmaceuticals & DME

Hospice provides medications related to the hospice diagnosis and durable medical equipment such as hospital beds, O2 concentrators as needed for comfort and care.

Social Worker Support

Provide assistance with practical and financial concerns as well as emotional support and counseling.

On-Call Services

Consultation and emergency care 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Hospice

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end-of-life, hospice care involves a team oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support, tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is extended to the patient’s loved ones as well. Area Community Hospice recognizes death as part of life’s journey.

Our commitment is to provide compassionate care, so our patient’s can end their journey in peace and comfort with dignity while providing support for them and their loved ones.

The focus is caring not curing. The term “Hospice” originates from medieval times when it referred to inns for travelers and later a refuge for the ill. Today, most hospice care takes place in a patient’s home, hospital setting, long term care facility or assisted living facility where he or she is surrounded by family and familiar things.

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Spiritual Care and Support

Hospice Chaplains provide spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families.  Chaplains make spiritual assessments of patients, taking into account mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual stresses and respond with the appropriate counseling and care through interventions consistent with their faith beliefs.

Bereavement

When an Area Community Hospice patient dies, we have trained professionals to help the family with the grief process. We provide continued support with regular mailings and bereavement support groups held here in our office. Each year Area Community Hospice Inc., hosts an Annual Memorial Butterfly release. This is a special time that each family we have cared for in the past year is invited to honor the life of their loved one.

This memorial gives families a chance to honor their relationships with their loved ones and celebrate their lives. After the service, each family member is given a Monarch butterfly to release in honor of their loved one.

Throughout the 13 month period, Area Community Hospice bereaved the Scheduled of Groups, Workshops and Events which give information about the extensive bereavement services offered.

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Get In Touch

Area Community Hospice is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have questions or if you have a loved one to refer to hospice, please call toll-free 1.877.317.2732 at any time.

Quality hospice and palliative care for comfort, dignity and choice.