Hospice Specialty Programs
Patient Centered Care — Enhancing quality of life for patients and caregivers is fundamental to hospice and palliative care. Comfort Care Hospice, LLC recognizes the particular needs of caregivers when a loved one is totally dependent on care and unable to make his/her needs and wishes known. An individual living with dementia is first and foremost a “person” with a unique personality and family history.
Enhancing the quality of life for advanced dementia patients and their caregivers requires specialized and creative care.
Comfort Care Hospice’s Advanced Dementia Specialty Program honors the individuality of each patient by exploring with family: “who the person was” prior to the onset of dementia in order to develop a patient-centered care plan.
Program Highlights (In Addition to Core Services)
Specialized Interventions to Stimulate Hearing, Sight, and Touch are utilized to Facilitate Meaningful Connections between Patients and Caregivers
- Therapeutic Massage/Touch
- Music/Relaxation Techniques
- Behavioral Management/Response
- Advanced Feeding Techniques
Referral Guidelines for Dementia and Hospice Care
- Ability to Speak Limited
- Inability to Sit Up Independently
- Inability to Feed Self
- Incontinence of Bowel/Bladder
- Additional Health Problems
Pediatric Hospice Program
We offer a gentle way to help children, adolescents, and their families face the advance stages of serious illness by providing care to family members and significant others both before and after death. Our team-members help provide the care and support to parents and children enabling all to be at home surrounded by love, comfort, and care throughout their difficult journey.
Our Pediatric Program cares for any child with a life-limiting illness. The focus is on quality of life for the child through optimal pain and symptom management and emotional support for the entire family. Our care focuses on enhancing quality of life for the child and family, minimizing suffering, optimizing functions, and providing opportunities for personal growth and closure.
Comfort Care recognizes the rare privilege of being permitted to enter into the life of a child or adolescent, who is experiencing a life-limiting illness.
Our Bereavement Coordinator guides the child, siblings, parents, and other family members through feelings associated with anticipatory grief and remains in contact with the family for 13 months following the loss of their child. Also, we offer monthly support groups for families, and grief support is available to the child’s classmates and members of his or her religious/social groups.
Advanced Pain Management
We take an in depth look at treating pain and symptoms associated with terminal diseases. Our nurses have been specially trained to distinguish between different kinds of pain and the factors that can affect pain. Using the most effective treatment for the patient with least invasive to provide the most comfort and care when needed the most.