What is Hospice?
Hospice is a special healthcare option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. A multi-disciplinary team of physician, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, bereavement counselors and volunteers works together to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family. The hospice team provides care to patients in their own home.
Blossom Ridge Hospice Services include:
- Skilled Nursing
- Medical Social Services
- Medical Director
- Volunteer Services
- Spiritual Services
- Bereavement Services
Who is eligible for hospice? When is it time?
Patients are eligible for hospice care when they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less. At that time comfort care and symptom management become the primary focus, and curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice or option.