Hospice services provide care and support to both patient and family when palliative care and comfort, rather than cure, is the focus in a terminal illness. The goal of this physician-ordered care is to identify and control symptoms of physical, emotional and spiritual pain. When the patient is physically comfortable, all involved are more able to deal with emotional and spiritual issues, and live as fully as possible.
Our team of highly trained professionals provides care at home or at identified long-term care facilities during the end stage of life. Regularly scheduled visits to the home or the long-term care facility are made by the hospice nurse. As directed by the patient's physician and coordinated by hospice team members, visits are scheduled for:
Bereavement support is offered to family members for thirteen months after the patient’s death. Bereavement care includes:
Most third-party payers provide hospice benefits to cover all or part of the cost of care related to terminal illness. St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital's Hospice program is a certified Medicare and Medicaid provider. We are licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by The Joint Commission.
For more information about hospice care, call (765) 649-2511, ask for Hospice.