Palliative and Hospice Care

What is Palliative Care?Apple Blossoms

Palliative care involves taking care of people living with a terminal illness. It focuses on treating the whole person, not the illness, using a multidisciplinary team approach to manage the pain, symptoms, and stress that may accompany serious illness. Care may include nutritional counseling, nursing, home health aides, pharmacists, spiritual care providers, physicians, social workers, physical therapists, and volunteers.

 

What is the Advanced Illness Program?

The Advanced Illness Program emphasizes palliative care to address the many ways that serious illness affects patients and their families. The Hospice Team will put together a comprehensive, medically-directed interdisciplinary team of professionals to care for patients with progressive disease and symptom control needs and to support the families of those patients.

 

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a comprehensive, team-oriented program of care that seeks to treat and comfort terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Hospice is a philosophy of care that accepts death as a natural part of life, seeking neither to hasten nor to prolong the dying process.

 

Rockingham VNA & Hospice Brochure - Home Care and Hospice: A Patient and Family Guide

Hospice Care- An Affirmation of Body, Mind & Spirit