Because the nature of dying is unique and personal, comprehensive care programs are tailored to the needs of the individual. Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The specially trained professionals and volunteers of Heart & Soul Hospice offer medical, emotional, social and spiritual support, with an emphasis on pain and symptom control.
Our goal is to improve quality of life by preserving comfort and dignity during a person’s last days. Families are supported, too, through bereavement counseling before and after their loved one’s death.
Many people believe hospice is only for the last few days or weeks of life; however, hospice care is designed to improve the quality of life and help the patient and their families make the most of the time that’s left. An early admission to hospice helps the patient and family get the full benefits of hospice services, including emotional support and family services that can ease those final months of life.
- Hospice is not a place, it is a set of care options. A patient can receive hospice care at home, in a senior living community, in a hospital or in a "hospice house."
- Hospice is not just for the elderly or just for Medicare patients. Hospice serves patients of all ages, from infants to centenarians.
- Hospice is not a financial burden. Hospice services are covered by Medicare Part A, Medicaid, and many private insurers. The vast majority of patients and families never receive a bill for hospice services. To find out more about your insurance provider’s rules for hospice coverage, consult with your insurance carrier.
For more general information about Heart & Soul Hospice, visit our website.