What is Hospice Care?
Hospice is about providing care and compassion for those that are at the end of life and need additional help with physical, mental, and practical needs. Hospice is about helping people to stay in their homes, it is about providing help to families, and it is about keeping patients connected to their friends, family, and community after they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
For a more specific definition, please read the following quote from the National Hospice Foundation of America:
- Medical care to help someone with a terminal illness live as well as possible for as long as possible, increasing quality of life.
- An interdisciplinary team of professionals who address physical, psychosocial, and spiritual distress focused on both the dying person and their entire family.
- Care that addresses symptom management, coordination of care, communication and decision making, clarification of goals of care, and quality of life.
At Sierra Hospice we strive to provide care and compassion to patients and caregivers who are dealing with the sometimes overwhelming issues that arise at the end of life. We are able to hep with in-home patient volunteers, resources from the community, and information on all aspects of the last part of the cycle of life.
If you would like to get more information on hospice and what services are available please call us at (530) 258-3412 or email us at email@example.com