Our Mission Health and Wholeness through Christian Service With Christ as our example, we exist to assist in restoring and promoting the health and quality of life of those we serve. The guiding principles for all we do are embodied in our relationships with: God This corporation is founded on the Seventh-day Adventist legacy of Christian healthcare. Serving people who are sick and hurting is our response to a loving God who gave us the example of meeting physical, mental and spiritual needs. Our Neighbors As responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us, we work in collaboration with the people in our communities to provide appropriate services that contribute positively to their quality of life. Those We Serve We strive to create for those whom we serve a beneficial environment of friendly, compassionate, extraordinary care that promotes comfort and healing. Our Associates We respect the diversity and contribution that employees medical staffs, volunteers, vendors, business partners and the many others associated with our organization bring to the workplace and conduct our business and work relationships with fairness and integrity.
Housecall Hospice works closely with the attending physician, hospitals and other agencies to focus upon enhancing and maintaining the patient's quality of life. Hospice is an appropriate alternative for any patient with an incurable illness that is progressive and associated with a limited life expectancy. Admission to Hospice In conjunction with the patient, family and attending physician, the hospice team establishes and coordinates an individualized care plan. Housecall Hospice offers help and support on a 24- hours/day, 7 days/week basis. Home visits are based on the needs of the patient and family. Care includes: * Nursing care * Volunteer support * Bereavement support * Medical social services * Symptom control * Physician services * Spiritual support * Pain management * Personal care * Patient and family counseling * Medical supplies * Therapies (physical, speech, occupational and dietary) Advantages of Hospice * Allows terminally ill patients and their families the opportunity to remain in the comfort of their own home * Allows patients and their families to actively participate in developing the plan of care * Recognizes death as a spiritual, emotional and physical experience * Treats symptoms and manages pain while emphasizing the quality of life * Supports surviving families and caregivers for up to one year following the patient's death * Relies on the combined knowledge and skill of a team of medical professionals