What Is Hospice?
The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by addressing their physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs.
JourneyCare provides quality, compassionate, patient-centered comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Hospice is not a place; it is a program that provides specialized end-of-life care. Since 1982, the professional staff of JourneyCare has been a resource that patients could turn to at times of serious and/or life limiting illness.
In addition to providing help with personal care needs, hospice care focuses on:
- Educating and supporting patients and their family members on care, disease progression and treatment.
- Placing a priority on managing pain, easing suffering and promoting maximum comfort.
- Assisting with advance care plans when needed, and supporting choices and goals in advanced illness.
JourneyCare provides hospice services in the comfort of the patient’s own home. While the majority of our patients live in their own house, some live with family members or reside in an assisted living residence, nursing home or senior residence. Hospice care can also be provided in a hospital setting.
The hospice care team partners with the patient to develop a care plan based on the entire family’s needs and providing a circle of care around the patient. This care plan strives to achieve maximum relief from pain and other symptoms that restrict life activities for the patient; guides the patient and family to be independent and confident in managing changes in the patient’s condition; and provides direct care and resources so the entire family lives each day as fully possible.