Hospice of Douglas County provides care wherever a patient calls home by:
- Managing pain and symptoms so each day can be lived to its fullest.
- Involving patients and their families in their decision to maintain independence and dignity.
- Addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
Hospice care is a family-centered team approach that includes a medical director, the patient’s physician, nurses, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aides, trained volunteers, speech, occupational and physical therapies, music and massage therapy. Because each patient’s needs are unique, the hospice team works with patients and their families to develop a personalized plan for their care.
Hospice services are available to patients who have a terminal illness and have a limited life expectancy. Hospice of Douglas County provides care and comfort to patients that have many different illnesses. Some of these include heart disease, dementia, cancer, pulmonary disease as well as many others.
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