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Hospice

About Hospice

Path to CareMission Healthcare provides palliative hospice care for the terminally ill that helps manage pain and provides support for the patient and family. We provide a compassionate, integrative, holistic approach to health care that specifically addresses the physical, emotional, educational, cultural, and spiritual needs of each patient, their family and caregivers when healing measures may no longer be an option.

Our vision is of a community in which people-in-transition and those who love and support them have access to proper palliative care and support when they need it, wherever they need it and whoever they are.

Goals of Hospice

The primary goals of hospice care are to:

  • Relieve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual suffering of our patients and those who care for them 

  • Promote the dignity and independence of our patients to the greatest extent possible 

  • Support our patients and their families in finding personal fulfillment as they deal with end-of-life challenges

As you get to know us, you will see that we are here to help with all aspects of your care. Not only will we consider your physical needs, we will also consider the emotional, social and spiritual impact of your illness on you and on those who love and care for you.

You can be certain that we will be committed to supporting your decisions about your life and your care and assist you in maintaining your dignity and independence in whatever ways are most important to you. We also want you to know that we will provide your family members and caregivers whatever resources and support they need, so that you can focus on the most important person of all in this process - you!

In other words, we will take care of them so that they can better care for you. In fact, we will be there to support them even after you are gone, so please be good to yourself and we will be good to them.

Hospice in a Nursing Facility

Hospice care in a skilled nursing facility is quite similar to home hospice care. Hospice manages all care related to the patient’s terminal diagnosis. In many cases, the staff of the nursing facility acts as the primary caregiver (a role that must be filled by family, friends or in-home staff when hospice is given at home).

Mission Hospice collaborates with each facility in which our patients reside to develop a coordinated Plan of Care, which ensures that all caretakers are working together to meet the patient and family’s needs, wishes and goals.

The partnership of nursing facilities and hospice can enhance the quality of care being provided to hospice patients.