What is Hospice?
Hospice is a word that through the centuries has meant a resting-place for travelers. In modern times the word hospice is used to describe a special concept of care for people who are facing a life-limiting illness.
Today, hospice programs provide care for individuals who choose to remain at home during these illnesses. Hospice accepts death as a natural part of the life cycle.
Hospice staff work closely with physicians to:
- Provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort for both patients and loved ones
- Help control symptoms
- Relieve pain
- Assist patients and their families achieve the goals that they find most important
Services are provided in the home, as well as in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult family homes.
Hospice of the Northwest
Hospice of the Northwest is a community-based, non-profit organization that has provided hospice services to individuals and their families in our community since 1984. The hospice program provides comprehensive family oriented care through a special team of nurses, social workers, hospice care aides, clergy and specially trained volunteers.