Many of us have helped care for a sick family member or friend at home. The goal of that care is often to help alleviate suffering and provide both physical and emotional support. The emphasis of Hospice is to promote quality of life. Hospice care is designed for people with a life-threatening illness. These people and their families have special physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
The Saint Francis Hospice program provides the comfort and supportive care needed by these patients and their families. Hospice is not a place - it is a concept of caring. Hospice neither accelerates dying nor artificially prolongs life. The primary focus of hospice care is to offer expertise in controlling the patient's pain and other physical symptoms while the patient remains in his or her home environment. A physician-directed, nurse-coordinated team of healthcare professionals provide these services.
As a not-for-profit, hospital-based organization, Saint Francis Hospice is dedicated to providing quality and compassionate end-of-life care for each of our patients and their families. Saint Francis Hospice is a Medicare-certified program and is accredited by The Joint Commission
Saint Francis Hospice utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients. This means many different medical specialties come together to work toward the goal of controlling the patient's pain and symptoms. The Saint Francis Hospice team consists of:
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