There comes a point when a patient has a terminal diagnosis where the focus shifts away from treating the disease and toward providing compassionate palliative and hospice care and maximizing quality of life.
At Journey Palliative and Hospice, we provide compassionate end-of-life care for your loved one and support for your family.
What is Hospice?
The concept of hospice is best summarized as treating the patient, not the disease.
Hospice care can be authorized when a patient with a terminal disease has a life expectancy of six months or less. Care is not limited to six months, however; if the patient outlives their diagnosis, they can continue to receive hospice care.
During the course of hospice care, our goal is to maximize comfort, function, quality of life and autonomy for the patient, while relieving some of the burden of care from the family.
What Hospice Care Provides
Our multi-disciplinary team work together to provide the following services to the patient and their family:
- In-home care
- Palliative care
- Respite care
- Wound care
- Home health aides
- Physical therapy
- Specialized pain management
- Volunteer companionship
- Chaplain services
We offer all four levels of hospice care that are covered by Medicare: routine home care, continuous care, respite care and in-patient care.
Get Your Loved One the Compassionate Care They Need
While the end of life presents physical, emotional and spiritual challenges, at Journey Palliative and Hospice, we strive to ensure that your loved one is able to take these final steps with dignity.
We provide as much in-home care as we can so that your loved one can stay where they feel most at ease and so you can spend as much time together as possible.
To find out how we can help your loved one and family, please give us a call today at (818) 748-3427 to schedule your consultation.