What is Hospice House?
Although not your home, Hospice House was designed to be the next best best thing.
"Home" recalls feelings of warmth and memories of family and friendships, but home is more than just a place. It's a feeling of comfort and familiarity that nourishes the body and soul and etches lasting memories in our minds.
We understand how difficult it is to learn that you or a loved one is in need of hospice care. The focus of hospice care is to optimize the quality of life. The priority of care shifts from a curative approach to maximizing the very best quality of life possible. At Midland Care Hospice House, your comfort is what matters most of all.
Hospice House is a caring, supportive environment for patients and their families. It offers an opportunity to complete life in a comfortable home like setting. Hospice House provides a combination of space to ensure privacy - and to also support socialization. We also feature a specially trained staff in comfort care and symptom management.
All about the Hospice Team:
- Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides who are highly
skilled in end of life care.
- Social services available to meet emotional and psychosocial needs.
- Staffing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Ecumenical pastoral staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- House Parents provide family and friends with a listening ear and a compassionate
- Extensively trained volunteers are available.
- Medical Director provides medical oversight.
- Grief & Loss counseling.
Levels of Care:
Inpatient Care - Patients in this category require skilled medical and nursing care due to unmanaged symptoms. The care is directed at reducing discomfort and controlling symptoms.
Respite Care - This care is for short term stays (about five days) and is intended to give relief to caregivers who will resume home care after the patient's respite stay.
Physicians are encouraged to follow their patients during the inpatient stay. Our Hospice physician is available to provide care during the inpatient stay. As always, hospice care focuses on support of the patient and the family providing comfort measures in a calm, caring environment.
Call Midland Care Hospice Services today at (785) 232-2044 for more information.