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Good Samaritan Hospice Mission To provide compassionate, patient-directed care to individuals and their families as they journey towards the end of life. It is our concerted intent to care for the whole person in physical, psychosocial, spiritual, an... Read more
Good Samaritan Hospice Mission To provide compassionate, patient-directed care to individuals and their families as they journey towards the end of life. It is our concerted intent to care for the whole person in physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and practical sense; to use a dedicated interdisciplinary team approach recognizing and honoring the diversity, dignity and intrinsic worth of each person. Our focus is family centered, which includes bereavement and counseling support; and community leadership and education regarding the highest quality end of life experience. The Good Samaritan Society Way is the name we have given this emphasis. It’s a way of talking about sharing God’s love. But it’s an extension of what we’ve always done and how we’ve always loved the people in our care.
With more than 240 locations across the country, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and hospice services in the United States. We are honored that more than 27,000 people of all beliefs and faiths call us home.
* Hospice helps people who are terminally ill live comfortably * Hospice is for people with all types of illness, not just cancer * Focus is on comfort, not curing * A team strives to care for physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs * Family and caregivers are supported * Treatment usually occurs in the patient’s home * Volunteers play a major role in the support provided to the patient and family