The purpose of hospice is to provide comfort at the end of ones life.Together, our volunteers and staff strive to make life as comfortable as possible to the last moment.
WHAT IS HOSPICE? Hospice is primarily a concept of care, not a specific place of care. Hospice emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment; quality rather than quantity of life. The dying are comforted. Professional medical care is given, and sophisticated symptom relief provided. The patient and family are both included in the care plan and emotional, spiritual and practical support is given based on the patient’s wishes and family’s needs. Trained volunteers can offer respite care for family members as well as meaningful support to the patient.
WHAT IS HOSPICE? Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice provides personalized services and a caring community so that patients and families can attain the necessary preparation for a death that is satisfactory to them.
ABOUT AseraCare Hospice is part of Golden Living, one of the nation’s premiere providers of health care services for the aging. AseraCare Hospice offers a full range of hospice and palliative care services for terminally ill patients, including medical care, nursing care, social worker counseling, volunteer services, spiritual support, physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal care assistance, nutrition counseling and bereavement counseling. Our primary goal is to make each patient comfortable, enabling them to continue an alert, pain-free life and to assure a patient’s last days may be spent with dignity, supported by their loved ones and our caring staff.
ABOUT ASERACARE HOSPICE Accreditations Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) – The leader in improving the quality of community-based healthcare services in the U.S. CHAP’s provides healthcare consultation services to facilities, as well as a broad network of professional staff resources. AseraCare Hospice is CHAP accredited as a whole and is working towards deemed status for all individual agency locations. The Valparaiso office of AseraCare Hospice is the ONLY hospice in northern Indiana to receive the CHAP accreditation.
ASERACARE HOSPICE DIFFERENCE Quick referral time After a hospice referral is made to us, we typically admit the patient that same day or within 24 hours. Daily contact with patients Our staff is in daily contact with all home patients, either by scheduled nursing visits or by phone calls to patients not receiving visits that day. We strive to be present at the end of every hospice journey At AseraCare we treat our patients like family. It is a priority that we make every effort to be there to see them and their families through this difficult passage.
HOSPICE SUPPORT SERVICES At AseraCare, our hospice and palliative care is provided by a medically supervised interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers. The types of support services we provide vary from patient to patient. Our objective is to reduce the stress and pressure on the patient and their family to allow them to make the most of their time together.
HOSPICE SUPPORT SERVICES Nursing care and other skilled care services Social worker counseling Spiritual support Nutrition counseling Personal care assistance Bereavement counseling
HOSPICE CARE SETTINGS AseraCare Hospice offers hospice services in a variety of locations – patients’ homes, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We believe it is important for hospice patients and their families to be in comfortable and familiar settings, wherever they choose to receive their care.
HOSPICE CARE SETTINGS Home Nursing home Assisted living
If you have questions about hospiceservices or about AseraCare Hospice: Please call us at 866-902-8892 or visit www.aseracare.com. Our regional office provides service in Lake, Porter, Starke, LaPorte, St. Joseph and Elkhart counties at present.