Hospice

Hospice care is a particular type of compassionate care that addresses all the needs of a person who has a serious illness – Our team member’s work together to meet the medical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patient and their family. The goal of hospice is to improve quality of life for both our patients and the family by providing patients with relief from symptoms, pain, and stress of the illness – whatever the diagnosis. In addition, hospice addresses the needs of the family and friends of the patient to the greatest extent possible so that all concerned can maintain dignity and quality of life. An important part of hospice is that patients and families help decide what care is right for them a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists work with the patient’s other doctors to provide and extra layer of support.

All patients have certain rights to care, which includes:hospice-300x200

· Treatment related to the life-limiting illness that is included in the hospice plan of care, plus medical equipment and supplies, services, and
coordination of care.

· Medications to control the pain and other symptoms of the life-limiting illness.

· Hospice inpatient care (both acute care and respite care) in a hospice facility.

· Home visits by hospice staff, plus skilled in-home nursing.

  • Consulting physicians.
  • Volunteer support.
  • Bereavement follow-up.

· Physicians work with the patient’s doctors. They even make house calls.

· Nurses visit the patient as often as needed and make arrangements for medications and medical equipment.

· Nurses’ aides help the patient with bathing, personal care, grooming and comfort.

· Social workers address legal, financial and emotional issues.

· Chaplains, if requested, talk about spiritual concerns.

· Volunteers keep the patient company while family caregivers take a break or run errands.

· Bereavement or grief counselors assist the family after the death with one-on-one counseling or support
groups, if desired.

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Awards & Recognition

. Daily News "Peoples' Choice" Award
. Excellence in Action Award
. Top 10% of Facilities Nationwide
. Community Harmony Award
. Public Relations Award
. Teen Volunteer Award
. Employee of the Year
. Professional of the Year
. Spiritual Leader of the Year
. Administrator of the Year
. Inspired Comfort Award

Contact Information

Maryhill Manor of Niagara
501 Madison Avenue
Niagara, Wisconsin 54151

tel: (715)251-3172
fax: (715)251-1193
email: info@maryhillmanor.org

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