Comfort, peace, support
Carondelet Village recognizes that every person deserves to live out life with respect and dignity, as alert and free of pain as possible, in an environment that promotes quality of life. When treatments are no longer successful or additional support or pain management is needed, hospice may be the right choice. Hospice provides compassionate care that focuses on comfort, quality of life, and support for individuals with life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers. Services are provided in surroundings that are familiar: a private home, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care center – wherever is home.
Hospice offers patients, their families and caregivers the care, insight and guidance to live as fully and comfortably as possible. Our comprehensive program is designed to achieve the best quality of life for clients, ensuring they receive loving care and respect.
Hospice programs are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, HMO, private insurance, self-pay and charitable donations. While all hospice programs are welcome at Carondelet Village, Carondelet Village’s in-house hospice program is Optage® Hospice, which is Medicare-certified.
Hospice Care Teams
Your hospice care team will assess needs and provide a personalized plan of care and support that is continually updated. The client, family and caregivers are the center of the care team. Your care team may also include:
Medical Director – oversees the hospice care plan in collaboration with the hospice team and primary care physician.
Nursing Staff – coordinates the care plan and manages pain and symptoms.
Social Worker – identifies emotional, financial and social support and resources.
Hospice Aid – provides personal care, such as bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living.
Chaplain – supports the spiritual needs of the client, families and caregivers.
Therapists – offer spiritual, physical, and emotional therapies to meet special needs.
Hospice-trained Volunteers – share their gifts of time and compassion with the patient and give respite to the family/caregiver.
Bereavement Coordinator – provides grief support to the surviving family, for up to 13 months after the loss of a loved one.