Hospice Today...and in the Future
An important factor contributing to the growth of Hospice programs nationwide is that the concept of Hospice care has become widely recognized as an integral part of the health care arena. In the early years, Hospice care was most closely associated with cancer patients. While cancer patients still account for a majority of the patients served, an increasing number of patients with other advanced illnesses are cared for by Hospice. Our Hospice has become the leader in end-of-life care and in the management of pain and related symptoms, regardless of the patient’s diagnosis.
Patient Diagnoses - Total Program
In the future, an additional 7 private patient rooms, along with a nurse’s station, are to be built to accommodate the growing demand for Hospice services. A space has already been designated for the third patient wing on the second floor of the Inpatient Facility.
The Board, staff and volunteers of Our Hospice are dedicated to meeting the needs of its patients and families. The continued financial support of the communities served by Our Hospice ensures that it remain a viable program in the future.