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Compassionate Care Hospice's mission statement is: To affirm life during its final stages by providing holistic compassionate care to patients and their families; by providing access to hospice (comfort) care for under-served or difficult to serve populations; by compassionate and efficient use of available resources, and by sensitively educating the community.
Hospice affirms life and does not hasten or postpone death.
The hospice philosophy of care accepts death as a natural, final stage of life. It affirms life and focuses on quality rather than length of life. The goal of hospice is to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones.
Hospice care treats the person rather than the disease.
Hospice patients have a terminal illness with a prognosis of less than 6 months and have chosen to receive " palliative" as opposed to " curative" care. Focus is on maintainng and enhancing comfort, dignity and quality of life for both patient and family/caregivers during the end-of-life process, holistically treating the symtoms of the terminal illness by providing support for medical/physical, psycho social, spirital and other pain and suffering, attempting to respect the dignity of the person as a human being.
Hospice care is family-centered care.
It involves the patient and the family in making decisions. Care is provided for the patient and family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.