Quality of life for advanced stages of illness
Hospice is an alternative choice of care giving when a physical cure is no longer possible.
More than 90 percent of people in the final stages of a terminal disease, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, advanced cardiac or neurological disorders, choose to stay at home in familiar surroundings, with their family, friends, pets and comfortable routine. Hospice provides a team of compassionate professionals who address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones.
Services We Offer
Hospice is a multidimensional program of care designed to treat the person not the disease and provides a full range of services for medical, emotional, spiritual and social needs in Lebanon county.
- Medications and methods of pain and symptom control.
- Practical assistance to promote a comfortable setting at home, in assisted living or in a nursing home.
- Flexible admissions, including weekends.
- Access to bilingual staff, interpretive services and literature.
- Highly trained and experienced nursing staff.
- Hospice staff will coordinate the patients home care.
- Bereavement support groups for adults & children.
- Bereavement follow up support for one year.
Our Team of Professionals
Hospice care is more than just medical care for the terminally ill.
WellSpan Hospice in Lebanon county provides families with a compassionate team of experienced professionals who address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients, their families and close friends. The goal is to bring comfort to those facing a life limiting illness.
- Medical director - assumes 24 hour accountability for the Hospice program and serves as a liaison between primary physician and Hospice.
- Hospice Nurse - available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides a complete spectrum of skilled nursing care and pain management.
- Pharmacist - provides consultation for medication management.
- Home health aides - provide personal care and respite with a loving touch.
- Dietician - monitors dietary needs and makes recommendations for menu planning.
- Primary physician - provides the Hospice patient medical treatment and works with the Hospice team in providing care.
- Social worker - assesses needs, provides supportive counseling and acts as liaison with community agencies.
- Therapists - assist patients in relieving pain and making adjustments to physical changes.
- Trained volunteers - provide an extra set of hands to help make life easier for patients and their families.
- Chaplain - provides spiritual support, a liaison with the religious community and assists with memorial services.