What is hospice?
When medical care cannot find a cure, hospice provides care, comfort and support for people who are living a life-limiting conditions and their families. To receive hospice services, a physician must state that death can be expected within six months or less.
- Offer support with the emotional and spiritual aspects of dying
- Manage pain and other symptoms
- Teach family members skills to help provide care
- Provide medications, medical supplies and equipment
Which healthcare professionals are employed by the agency?
Hospice is a family-centered team. A doctor, nurse, chaplain, social worker, counselor, home health aid, and trained volunteers work together to provide the services to keep the person as pain and symptom-free as possible while offering the family spiritual support.
Sources of finance
- Private Insurance Plans (some)
Agencies in the community
- Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
- Hospice of Rockingham County
Understanding Hospice Care