Goals

Goals

  • 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 dignity.
  • To provide bereavement counseling and support, as well as Sudden Death Intervention.
  • To provide community education and services related to death, dying, and grief.

Objectives

  • To develop a volunteer team and to provide initial and in-service training for the hospice volunteers.
  • 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, and psychological.
  • 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.