Hospice

The mission of Hospice of Nash Health Care is to provide a program of palliative (comfort) and supportive service in both home and inpatient settings to ensure physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for the terminally ill and their families. Hospice is based on the conviction that terminally ill persons have the right to choose where and under what conditions they live out the final days of their lives. It is fundamental to Hospice that life should not be prolonged nor death hastened when curative measures are no longer effective or appropriate.

Hospice of Nash Health Care is a comforting and supportive service that

  • Enables patients to receive care in their homes, skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility. Often, being in familiar places with family and friends eases patients’ physical and emotional pain.

  • Provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Recognizes that dying is a natural state and does not seek to hasten or postpone death. When a person is acutely ill with a very limited life span or facing a long-term illness, palliative care is a skilled and intense plan of care to manage pain and other symptoms.

Hospice differs from traditional health care in four primary ways

  • The goal of care is palliation (comfort) rather than curing the patient of the terminal illness.

  • Hospice and palliative care helps not only the patient, but the patient’s family.

  • Care is provided by a team of health care professionals and volunteers.

  • Bereavement services are provided to family members for up to one year.