Legacy Hospice is founded on a philosophy of care that focuses on supporting the patient in the final phases of a terminal illness. The goal is to enable patients to be comfortable and free of pain, so that they may live each day as fully as possible. Palliative care and Spiritual Care are fundamental to Legacy Hospice, and Hospice team members include Registered Nurses, Licensed Medical Social Workers, Chaplains, Volunteers, and Qualified Physicians.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is specialized care for the terminally ill. Legacy Hospice empowers the patient so they can carry on an alert and pain free life under the compassionate care of expertly-trained healthcare professionals. Our program promotes dignity and maximizes the quality of life for every patient.
How is care provided?
Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals including physicians, nurses, nurse aides, social workers, therapists, spiritual care staff, and volunteers. Their combined expertise enables comprehensive care for all aspects of a patient’s needs – the physical, emotional, and spiritual. When a patient is admitted to Legacy’s Hospice program, an individualized plan of care is developed. The physician works with the hospice team to control pain and manage symptoms. Nurses aides help provide personal care for the patient, and the rest of the hospice team provides spiritual and emotional support.
Where is care provided?
Most often hospice care is provided in the patient’s or a relative’s home through home visits and consultations. When hospice home care begins, Legacy Hospice staff works with the patient’s family. The Hospice Team educates the family on how to provide day-to-day care for their loved one. Hospice can also provide hospice care in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted livings homes.
What sets Legacy Hospice apart?
Legacy is locally owned and operated by a family who believes in the principles of Hospice care.
“When a cure is not possible, Legacy will continue to provide care by improving the quality of life for the entire family”
Because we value the gift of life!
- We promise to provide comfort and care to control the pain and anxiety
- We promise to provide compassionate and highly trained medical professionals