Services - Hospice
What is Hospice?
Hospice is specialized care for the terminally ill. Hospice seeks to empower the patient to carry on an alert and pain free life, to promote dignity and maximize quality of life. Legacy hospice focuses on the quality of life in a dignified and compassionate matter.
How is care provided?
Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals including physicians, nurses, nurse aides, social workers, therapists, spiritual care staff, and volunteers. Their combined expertise enables comprehensive care that nurtures all aspects of a patient’s needs - the physical, emotional, and spiritual. When a patient is admitted to Legacy’s Hospice’s program, an individualized plan of care is developed. The physician works with the nursing staff to control pain and manage symptoms, nurse aides help provide personal care for the patient, and the rest of the hospice team provides support as needed.
Where is care provided?
Most often hospice care is provided in the patient’s or a relative’s home, through home visits and consultations. When hospice home care begins, Legacy Hospice staff works with the patient’s family to teach them how to provide day-to-day care for their loved one. Legacy Hospice also provides hospice care in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted livings homes.
The hospice philosophy
Hospice is a philosophy rather than a place. Hospice cares for the entire family.
The goal of hospice is to keep patients as alert and pain-free as possible, allowing them to live their remaining life in comfort while surrounded by the people who love them. Hospice is best when begun early enough that the patient and family can benefit fully from support and counseling.
What sets Legacy Hospice apart?
Legacy is locally owned and operated by a family that genuinely and sincerely views Hospice as an extremely important service to the communities in which the staff lives and works.
"When a Cure is not Possible, Legacy will Continue to Provide Care by Improving the Quality of Life for the Entire Family"
Because we value the gift of life!
- We Promise to Provide Comfort Care to Control the Pain and Anxiety
- We Promise to Provide Compassionate and Highly Trained Medical Professionals
- We Promise to Provide Devoted Chaplains and Spiritual Counselors
- We Promise to Provide Social Workers to Ensure Life-Limiting Issues are addressed