Christian Care Hospice Philosophy of Care
Hospice has a philosophy of care which enables patients and families to make choices about care in life’s final stage. Patient and family needs are met using a team approach. The Christian Care Hospice Team consists of physicians, nurses, a social worker, therapists, a dietitian, a chaplain, counselors, and volunteers. Our professionals schedule visits based on the needs of the patients. Hospice nurses are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer questions and address any concerns with our patients.
Goals of Hospice
- To provide emotional and spiritual support to both the patient and the family
- To manage physical symptoms of disease progression, such as pain and nausea
- To enhance the quality of life
- To offer grief support and counseling to family members as their needs desire