What is Hospice and Palliative Care?
The philosophy of hospice is to provide the terminally ill patient and their support network with loving care, provided in familiar and tranquil surroundings with the goal of encouraging the patient to live fully and comfortably for as long as possible.
Hospice works toward improving the quality of life for the terminally ill patient and supporting their loved ones during this time. This support will permit the patient to pass away naturally surrounded by those who love them.
Throughout the process, Hospice care seeks to alleviate emotional and spiritual pain and to control the accompanying symptoms. To accomplish this, Hospice utilizes a diversified team consisting of: Physicians, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Certified Home Health Aides, Medical Social Workers, Spiritual Counselors and trained Volunteers. This team's focus is to improve the quality of care for the patient who is facing a life limiting disease.
- 1. Must be diagnosed with a progressive terminal illness by the patient's a primary physician as well as our Medical Director.
- 2. The patient and or family members must elect palliative care instead of curative care as a focus of medical attention.
- 3. Patient and/or family must consent to Angels of the Valley Hospice services.
Angels of the Valley Hospice offers care to those meeting the following criteria:
Pursuant to Title VI of the Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Angels of the Valley Hospice Care does not discriminate in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age. For further information or to file a compliant, contact our Compliance Coordinator at 888 344 0880.