Hospice Care

Hospice Care2018-10-16T21:09:00+00:00

If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you don’t have to face it alone. At Madrona Hospice, we’re here to support you. We’re experienced care providers who are here to assist you and your family.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is end-of-life care. Hospice care helps to manage painful symptoms of your illness, but it’s about more than that. Hospice care is about taking care of you or your loved one as whole person, including tending to your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs.
Hospice care is available to anyone of any age who is facing a life-limiting illness. Medical equipment, medications, and other supplies are all covered under hospice care.

We provide hospice care for those facing a variety of illnesses, including:

  • Cancer
  • Heart or lung disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • AIDS

To qualify for hospice care, you or your loved one needs to meet the following requirements:

  • A diagnosis of a life-limiting illness
  • Life expectancy of six months or less
  • Wanting to focus on quality of life rather than curative treatments (not a requirement for children)

If you meet the eligibility requirements, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance typically cover hospice care.

Hospice care can take place in your home or in an inpatient setting. We specialize in providing in-home care. You can stay where you’re comfortable and in familiar surroundings.

Hospice is for anyone with any life-limiting illness, including cancer, heart or lung disease, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, and other end-stage diseases. Care is available for people of all ages, including infants and children, and for persons of any race or ethnicity. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, nor is the ability to speak English.

Our staff work closely with our Medical Directors, family, and loved ones to ensure that the patient’s needs are being met. Our team-based approach includes a network of nurses, social workers, chaplains, physical therapists, bereavement specialists and trained volunteers, enhancing our ability to provide responsive, personalized care to patients, their caregivers, and their families. While hospice does not provide constant care, our staff is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Why is Hospice Care Important?

Everyone deserves to live and die with dignity. Hospice care provides end-of-life care that alleviates symptoms so you or your loved one can spend their remaining time with as little pain as possible. We can also help with other symptoms like fatigue and insomnia so you’re comfortable. We provide counseling, assistance, and comfort to you and your family.
Caregiving can also be stressful for family members. We’re here to support your family. We can help your family know exactly how to care for you and provide them with breaks with needed. This can help alleviate stress on you and your loved ones.

Features of Hospice Care

Hospice care utilizes a team approach. Your hospice team includes our staff and trained volunteers, social workers, chaplains, physical therapists, and bereavement specialists.
Our staff assists you and your family with:

  • Managing pain
  • Spiritual and emotional counseling
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Obtaining needed medical supplies and equipment
  • Teaching family members how to care for and support you or your loved one
  • Manage inpatient care when needed

Our goal is to listen to you or your loved one and provide you with the assistance that you need. Treatment should help you meet your goals. We’re here to listen and to help.

In Closing

If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you need support. You deserve to live life as free from pain as possible. You deserve and need emotional and spiritual support. We’re here to help. We’ll provide the services you need on a schedule that works for you and your family. Although we don’t provide around-the-clock care, we’re available by phone if there’s anything you and your family needs.