Hospice care is designed to ensure the dignity and comfort of people at the end of their lives. It’s not just limited to medical and physical care – it’s about giving as much compassionate support to them, their families and loved ones as possible.
When is hospice care needed?
This level of care applies only when a person has been medically certified to have six months or less to live. Requests for hospice care are assessed by doctors, who will then recommend that hospice care is necessary.
Who is part of the hospice care team?
A team of professionals work together to ensure that every need for care, comfort and support are met. This team includes a social worker and/or chaplain, as well as a nurse, nursing aid and other specialists who can assist with medical, spiritual, emotional and other needs. They are also assist the families by providing compassionate support and assisting with any special details and tasks that are requested
How does the hospice medical team care for the patient?
The medical side of hospice care focuses on keeping your loved one comfortable and pain-free, often a concern for people with serious terminal illnesses. The team monitors their comfort and implements a program that will work best for each one, which may include medication, therapies and procedures designed to increase comfort and ensure the best quality of care at all times.
High quality end-of-life care in Cape May County, NJ
United Methodist Communities at The Shores strives to deliver the very best hospice care for your loved one in Bridges, an assisted living neighborhood dedicated to hospice and palliative care. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Bridges is a warm and compassionate space where residents and their families receive the attention and care they need during this difficult time. As a United Methodist community, we strive to ensure that all of our residents needs are met, from their physical comfort to spiritual support and companionship. Our associates are trained and experienced.
For more information on hospice services, please contact us today.
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