Hospice Care

 Hospice is provided to those who have a limited life expectancy of a few months.  Our goal is to enhance the quality of life with providing pain management and emotional and spiritual support to the patient and families.  The medical team is available to address all aspects of hospice to make sure that the patient is as comfortable as possible during this difficult time. 


 Admittance Criteria:

  • Patients with a life- limited to six months or less
  • Patients and family with consent to the hospice program
  • Patient’s treatment has change from cure to comfort
  • Medical Director order of admission is required

  Services Provided:  

  • Physician services
  • Comfort and symptom management
  • Nurse available 24/7
  • Medical equipment and supplies as appropriate
  • Medicine related to hospice diagnosis
  • Support for patient and family
  • Spiritual care and counseling
  • Bereavement and grief support

 Locations of Service:

  • Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Residential Care Facility
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Personal Care

 Personal care services goes hand in hand with hospice care services. We understand that the patient and their caregivers need assistance with everyday functions and we are here to relieve those functions from you to spend quality time with your loved ones. 


 Services Provided: 

  • Free in-home assessments
  • 2 hour minimum to 24 hours a day
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene
  • Medication supervision
  • Light housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Local shopping and errands
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Respite care for family caregiver 

Locations of Service:

  • Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Residential Care Facility
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

 Paid By: Private Pay, Long-Term Policies, Worker’s Compensation, Veteran Administration 

Bereavement Care

 Bereavement care is the time of mourning after a loss. The South Valley Hospice works with surviving loved ones to help them through the grieving process. A trained volunteer, clergy member, or professional counselor provides support and counseling to survivors through support groups and workshops, visits, phone calls, regular mailings of self-help materials,and other means of contact. Often times we work with families to understand their feelings by: 

 

  • Providing general information about grief and loss
  • Answering questions and helping you find your own answers
  • Listening to your feelings and stories of your loss
  • Being a caring and reassuring presence

 South Valley Hospice provides bereavement care for up to a year after your loved one's passing. If we find that family members and care-giving friends need additional support, the hospice team can refer other medical or professional care.