When experiencing a serious illness, there are many obstacles to overcome.
Hospice focuses on what is most important to you and your family. We help make each day its best by caring for the whole person—physically, spiritually and emotionally. Our team is here to guide you through whatever life has in store.
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Who We Are
HopeHealth's hospice team of compassionate professionals are specially trained in caring for people facing serious illness and loss. We are the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Rhode Island.
HopeHealth is a non-profit organization.
Picking up the phone to start hospice care—or even ask questions about it—can be an emotional experience. Kayla Gillis of HopeHealth is here to make it easier. “A lot of times people are overwhelmed and they don’t know where to turn, so they just call looking for help,” Kayla explains. “They’re burned out caring for their loved ones and not sure what to do.”
“HopeHealth gave our family love and grace"
Jon Wish and Ann Wish say they are grateful to HopeHealth for making the end of their mother’s life “really joyous.”
“We wanted to transition mom in the most graceful and loving way possible. That is what [HopeHealth] gave us: love and grace,” Ann explains.
“From the minute we walked through the door [at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center], we felt hugged – and secure in the knowledge our loved one would be tended to with the utmost respect and dignity. The physical, emotional and spiritual comfort you provided, and witnessing the peace that came to our loved one at day’s end, have allowed me to be at peace as well.”
— Anonymous family caregiver
Here are some examples:
A man in his 80s with CHF who has been hospitalized several times over the past two years
A woman recovering from heart surgery who has not told her family if she would like to be resuscitated to save her life again
A woman with chronic kidney disease whose doctor tells her she will soon need dialysis
A man with dementia whose daughter can no longer leave him home alone safely while she runs errands
A cancer patient who has lost her appetite as a side effect of chemotherapy
A woman who has lived with COPD for five years and now needs her inhaler to climb stairs and do laundry