What is hospice care?
When you face a life-limiting illness, you may feel like your life is out of control. Hospice of the Valley provides expert care and support to empower you, enabling you to fulfill your wishes and receive the type of care you want.
Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on life and Living Every MomentTM. The concept was first introduced to the United States in the 1970s. We help you by enhancing your quality of life while managing symptoms and controlling pain. At Hospice of the Valley, we apply more than 35 years of experience and expertise to provide hospice care. Our philosophy centers on you to ensure your goals are fulfilled. We not only provide expert care, but also connect you to a range of resources. You will know all of the options available to you, enabling you to make informed decisions based on your wishes.
Our team of professionals includes specialist physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, hospice aides, grief counselors and trained volunteers who are experts in the field of end-of-life care. We work with your own physician to develop a plan of care that effectively manages your pain and allows you to focus on making the most of your time with family and friends. We work together to attend to your physical needs while also paying close attention to your emotional and spiritual needs, as well as the needs of your entire family.
Hospice care is offered at home, wherever home is for you – be that a private residence, assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital. In addition to expert care and support, we offer complementary services, including music and integrative therapies such as art therapy, massage, Reiki, Healing Touch and aromatherapy, to bring comfort to you and your family. It’s about making the most of your time together.
With a life-limiting illness, hospice care can help you live life to its fullest.