Hospice 2017-04-05T15:55:29+00:00

Heritage Hospice provides quality, compassionate care for those facing end of life. The team-oriented approach of hospice supports those with life limiting illnesses, as well as their loved ones. Our hospice care includes expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support specifically tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. The patient’s primary care physician may also choose to be a part of the hospice team. Our philosophy is that each patient has the right to approach end of life with comfort and dignity. The patient and family are the most important aspect of the Heritage Hospice Team.

The Heritage Hospice Team

  • A Hospice Board Certified Physician that visits patients at home and is accessible to the patient and family
  • Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses that make regular home visits to monitor the patient’s condition and provide appropriate care to ensure patient comfort
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) that attend to patient’s personal needs
  • Chaplain, or Spiritual Care Coordinator that meets the spiritual needs of both the patient and family
  • Social Workers and Counselors to support the patient and family regarding end of life needs and concerns
  • Trained volunteers to provide additional support for the patient and family
  • Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapists may also be utilized to address a patient’s specific needs

What does Heritage Hospice provide?

  • Physician consulation with patient and family to create the most appropriate plan of care
  • Free assessment by a Registered Nurse and Licensed Social Worker to help families know when hospice may be appropriate
  • Specialized pain management specific to each patient
  • Excellent routine care that helps symptom relief and overall quality of life
  • Emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support related to end of life
  • Medical supplies, durable medical equipment and medications
  • Education to family and caregivers to successfully care for the patient’s needs
  • Short term respite stay in a nursing facility to relieve caregiver strain
  • Volunteers for companionship as well as relief for the caregiver
  • Social work support to connect patient and family to community resources
  • Specialized massage therapy for patients and caregivers
  • Bereavement and grief support to surviving family and caregivers through
  • Grief educational and support groups
  • One on one counseling services
  • Bereavement visits by social workers and chaplains