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Hospice

Fulfilling Hope

"Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark." George Iles

Hope is always present. It may change as you make your journey through hospice care and become a small goal: Attend a wedding, celebrate a birthday or see someone you love. Or perhaps your hope is for peace of mind, knowing your final days are filled with family and friends, or simply experiencing moments of quiet reflection and spiritual connection.

Hope means so many different things, but to each individual it helps bring peace and comfort.

Help me understand Hospice

One of the great myths of hospice is that it is a place. Hospice is not a place, it is the care and compassion a specialized team offers by reaching out to support you on your journey when you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Cedar Hospice will help you live your life to the fullest, and help you and your family with the many questions and concerns that come at the end-of-life.

Cedar Hospice's care team is there to provide care and compassion in your home, whether that is a private residence, assisted living apartment or skilled nursing home.

The Cedar Dream Team

Cedar Hospice has formed the Cedar Dream Team, caring staff members who help identify current patients' wishes or dreams and then endeavor to make them come true. Sometimes patients on their hospice journey wish they could visit a special place or see a friend or relative one more time – but neither have the means to cover travel expenses. The Cedar Dream Team will consider the request and, when possible, make a donation to help make it happen.

Medicare guidelines for hospice care include patients:

  • With a documented prognosis of six months or less, as determined by their doctor
  • Who choose to receive comfort care rather than aggressive treatment for their illness

Your Care Team and Programs

The patient is the most important member of the care team. Along with your personal doctor, our hospice and palliative care team members will support you and your family, ensuring comfort, dignity and the highest quality of care.

  • Our team of Nurses provide specialized care in pain management and symptom control
  • Our Social Workers provide emotional support and help with planning and resources to meet your needs and goals
  • Our Home Health Aides provide extra help with personal cares and assistance
  • Our Chaplains provide spiritual guidance and support for you and your family
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy is available as needed
  • Trained volunteers who provide support and companionship
  • Music, art and other therapies
  • Bereavement services help with grief and loss for family and loved ones