Hospice is medical care with an emphasis on pain management and symptom relief for patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as emotional and spiritual support for patients and those who love and care for them.
Choosing hospice does not mean that you or your loved one is giving up on life. Our experienced team understands the complexity of issues and feelings that surround hospice care and end of life. Our care process is designed to maximize our patient’s quality of life. Our care team can provide 24-7 on-call support, clinical and skilled care, as well as spiritual and emotional counseling. We believe that through effective and compassionate care our patients can approach the end of life with dignity and comfort.
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Eden Hospice understands that the experience of someone diagnosed with end-stage cardiac disease is very different than that of someone with cancer or pulmonary disease. That’s why we offer symptom management to control symptoms and promote comfort. No matter what the disease or diagnosis, we believe in improving the quality of life when quantity is limited.
Our Medical Directors focus on symptom management and will work with your primary doctors to order appropriate medications. Our philosophy embraces the idea of relieving your pain and other symptoms so that you are in control of your own comfort. Our goal is to make you or your loved one as comfortable as possible.
MYTH: Hospice is Senior Care
TRUTH: Hospice is a philosophy and a set of practices focused on comforting patients, supporting families and helping people live as fully and comfortably as possible in the time they have left.
MYTH: There's Nothing Doctors Can Do for You
TRUTH: Hospice physicians are experts in pain management, symptom control and other techniques to relieve suffering.
MYTH: Hospice is for the Last Weeks/Days of Life
TRUTH: Under Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health insurance, hospice is available to patients with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Patients are able to remain on hospice services longer than six months as long as they continue to qualify for hospice care.
MYTH: Hospice Means Giving Up
TRUTH: Hospice can open time and space for emotional connection, spiritual growth or accomplishing a goal, not only just for the patient but the family as well.
Eden Hospice volunteers are drawn to volunteer work for a variety of reasons. Our volunteers have various ages, professions, and life experiences. They have a true desire to give their time to individuals dealing with a life-limiting illness.
Hospice volunteers assist with a number of helpful and meaningful activities. See below for a complete list of what volunteers can and cannot do. Our volunteers are never asked to do something they are not comfortable doing.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS CAN: