"Making Final Moments Matter"
To provide palliative and
supportive care to both the patient and family experiencing a life
threatening illness, that he/she may live comfortably and fully in the
surroundings of his/her choice.
To coordinate medical,
psychological, spiritual, social, and practical services in order to
facilitate day-to-day care.
To encourage pain control
and symptom management where applicable.
To promote death with
To provide bereavement
counseling and support, as well as Sudden Death Intervention.
To provide community
education and services related to death, dying, and grief.
To develop a volunteer
team and to provide initial and in-service training for the hospice
To integrate the
hospice concept into existing health care systems.
To blend professional
and non-professional services by establishing credibility and
information exchange with the medical community
to coordinate the
various components such as pastoral, medical, pharmaceutical, legal,
To provide volunteer
services 24 hours a day on an on-call basis seven days a week.
To provide a referral
service to both the community and patients, utilizing all social
service programs available.
To continue to
address changing community needs.