Hospice Care from Brookwood Baptist Health
Compassionate care and comfort for patients who need it most
If a patient has a life-limiting illness, hospice care provides essential physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support in the peace and comfort of their current home environment. By surrounding the patient with a team of caring, compassionate individuals, Brookwood Baptist Health provides support for both the patient and their family. Our priority is to increase the quality of life by working to reduce the physical and emotional stress that accompanies end stages of life.
Because “home” is wherever the patient resides, we provide hospice services not only in people's homes, but also in the hospital, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Our goals include making the patient as comfortable as possible; working with the patient’s primary care physician to develop a care plan; serving as a resource to the patient and family; providing information so that educated decisions can be made about care; and providing emotional, spiritual and counseling support for the patient and family.
- Pain Management
- Nursing Care
- Personal Care
- Social Work Services
- Spiritual Counseling
- Bereavement and Grief Support
Many patients receive hospice care as a result of a diagnosis of heart disease, lung disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s), liver disease and cancer.
- Hospice is paid for by most insurance plans
- Hospice serves anyone with a life-limiting illness
- Hospice provides not only expert medical care for the patient, but spiritual and emotional support for the patient and family as well
- Research indicates that the majority of Americans prefer to be at home at the end of life
- Hospice affirms life, regards dying as a normal process and neither prolongs life nor hastens it
- Research shows that patients who receive hospice care can live longer than patients who do not
Brookwood Baptist Health provides patients with an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who work closely with the physicians, patient, and family, and who are available 24/7.
- Registered nurses
- Certified hospice aides
- Specially trained hospice volunteers
- Social workers
- Spiritual care coordinators
- Bereavement coordinators
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