The beauty of hospice.
One of the most common questions we receive is “what is hospice care?” There is often confusion regarding what hospice care is and what it is not.
Hospice is a philosophy of care. It treats the person rather than the disease and focuses on quality of life, rather than looking for a cure. It surrounds the patient and family with a team consisting of professionals who not only address physical distress, but emotional and spiritual issues as well. Hospice care is patient-centered because the needs of the patient and family drive the activities of the hospice team.
It is also important to make clear what hospice is not – hospice is not hastening death.
As a not-for-profit hospice provider, we offer a wide range of services, some of which you might very likely imagine as being part of hospice – others of which might surprise you. After all, most of us don’t personally come in contact with hospice very often, even though it is an aspect of health care that can touch the lives of all ages, not just older adults.
If you or a loved one of any age is nearing their end-of-life stage, we encourage you to learn more about hospice through Epworth At Home and how we can help nurture quality at the end of life for your entire family anywhere you call “home.”
Epworth at Home have been a Godsend in the life of our family. The nursing care, kindness, patience, and compassion shown towards our mom have been exceptional. Also, the chaplain and social work services have been so uplifting and helpful – Mom looks forward to not only their expertise & knowledge but also their companionship. We are grateful for the nurses and all the staff at Epworth at Home.Lainey Davis
- Certified Hospice Aides
- Social Worker
- Volunteer Services
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Prescriptions related to the terminal illness
- Bereavement and Grief Services
- Physician Services
Medicare and often private insurance will cover hospice services. A terminal prognosis must be diagnosed by a medical doctor with the expectation that if the disease runs its normal course, the patient will have approximately 6 months or less to live.
To learn more about any of our Hospice Services, call (405) 767-9033 and speak with one of our knowledgeable Care Counselors.
*Kaiser Family Foundation/ The Economist Four-Country Survey on Aging and End-of-Life Medical Care