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Mission Statement

Hospice Life Care provides compassionate care to terminally ill patients. Hospice's holistic approach to care seeks to make patients as comfortable as possible, and to mangae symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality. Hospice services are provided at home, in assisted living, or in long term care facilities. Hospice addresses not only the physical dimensions of terminal illness, but also the practical, emotional and spiritual. As part of its guiding philosophy, hospice pays special attention to the needs of family members as they make this difficult journey.


Hospice Life Care serves patients and families throughout Hampden and Hamsphire Counties. The typical hospice patient has an estimated life expectancy of six months or less and is aware of the prognosis and consents to the goals of hospice care. The patient's primary care physician works with Hospice Life Care or delegates care to the Hospice Medical Director. Hospice Services are covered under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

Hospice care is provided by a team of professionals; the Medical Director, Hospice Director, Registered Nurses, Social Work, Home Health Aides, a Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, the Volunteer Coordinator and our Hospice Volunteers.

The team provides increased emotional and practical support for the patient and family by 24/7 RN availability for problems or emergencies and additional help with errands, as well as, companionship by trained, compassionate volunteers.


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