Hope Hospice is here to provide trusted care and support. With over 30 years of experience caring for thousands of people coping with life-limiting illness -- we’re here for you, wherever you are, whenever you need us. We take the time to understand your specific needs so that you can enjoy the best qualities of life -- as you define them.
Hospice care IS about hope. It provides comfort, dignity and optimal quality of life for people facing a life-limiting illness. Unfortunately, many people miss out on the opportunity to benefit from this comprehensive type of care -- perhaps because they don’t know about it or don’t understand its life-enhancing value. Only about one in three people who are eligible actually receive hospice services. Often, people hear the “hospice” word and think that it means giving up. In fact, many of our patients would tell you that it means just the opposite. Research shows that patients in hospice care are more likely to live longer than patients with comparable diagnoses who are not receiving hospice care. And because of the quality of our care, their quality of life is often much improved. Read more.
Hospices are not all the same. They have different philosophies. Some hospices do not admit patients who are still receiving certain treatments or therapies. Others require that the patient sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. Others require that the patient have a full-time caregiver. Read More.
When acute symptoms cannot be safely managed in the home setting, hospice patients may need to be cared for in an inpatient setting under the General Inpatient (or “GIP”) Level of hospice care. GIP care is designed for short-term symptom management and stabilization, typically for five to seven days. Hope Hospice provides GIP care in a partnering skilled nursing facility or hospital, or in our own McCarthy Care Center (MCC). Read More.
A family member describes how his experiences with Hope Hospice helped him learn and feel supported.