Hospice Care

Who benefits from Dove Hospice services?

Hospice provides holistic services for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the terminally ill and their families. It is most appropriate for patients who have decided to focus on comfort, rather than cure. The decision to discontinue aggressive treatments to cure illness is a difficult one. Our team is sensitive to these concerns and is always available to consult with those needing information, guidance and support. 

Hospice care offers a compassionate option to treatments, incorporating the wishes of patients and loved ones in all end-of-life decisions. Our care is designed to alleviate pain, control symptoms and relieve anxiety through expertise and compassion. When a new patient arrives, an individualized plan of care is developed by our team based upon that patient’s own needs and desires. Each plan is tailored to meet those needs and maximize quality of life.

Care from Dove Hospice Includes:

  • Educating the patient and family on care needs, the disease process, nutrition, medications, physical changes and emotions

  • Regularly assessing the patient’s condition and comfort

  • Addressing pain or other symptoms and recommending adjustments in medication when necessary to maximize comfort, conserve energy and enhance quality of life

  • Assistance with nursing procedures and other technical help

  • Coordinating care and communicating with the patient’s physician

  • Assistance with bathing, dressing and other personal care

  • Medications, equipment, oxygen and other needed supplies related to the terminal disease.

  • Providing support to ease emotional and spiritual distress for the patient and family

  • On-call nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for questions and visits

  • Help arranging additional resources if needed

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