The time proceeding the end of life is difficult for most. Yet it is also a time when life’s journey is a source of peace and reflection. Hospice of Holland can guide you and your loved ones through this often confusing stage, providing comfort and assistance. Hospice of Holland care teams are trained and experienced in end-of-life care, as a result of cancer, congestive heart failure or natural passing. Your comfort is our top priority. We are exceptional at managing pain and other difficult symptoms resulting from any life-limiting illness. In fact, Hospice of Holland is the only organization of its kind with two Board Certified physicians on staff. Our goal is to add more life to every day.
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Though few of us know when we will die, you can have discussions and create written directives for what you want, if we are unable to verbally state them ourselves. Do we want life support? Do we want interventions that may or may not have any benefit to our quality of life if we are in the hospital or in an accident? This informative website speaks frankly about this issues.
When Should You Contact Hospice?
Whenever you have questions. End-of-life care is available for people of all ages. Patients become eligible for hospice care when they choose care focused on comfort rather than cure, and when the physician estimates the person’s life expectancy to be months rather than years. Through physical, emotional and spiritual care, we help patients feel comfortable, enhance their quality of life, and provide support when it’s needed most. Also, we provide non-hospice palliative care for those suffering in pain from trauma or serious illness.
Where is Hospice Care provided?
Hospice of Holland alleviates the strain of caregiving by providing care directly in a patient’s home- whether that be their residence, an assisted living facility, a nursing home, or a hospital. Our service area includes Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Van Buren and Muskegon counties.
How Can I Get Started?
Call 616.396.2972 and ask for the admissions department. Hospice of Holland can help you determine if this is the right time for hospice care, get any necessary referrals, or request bereavement support.
Learn about the hospice philosophy and all patient care services available. This includes interdisciplinary team approach, hospice’s role in end-of-life care, and the benefits of advanced planning. Find out more here.
Help Relieving Pain
Care that gives comfort, eases pain or lessens the severity of symptoms without curing the underlying disease is called “palliative care.” Our medical team can help you or your loved one through times of physical suffering. Ask about our Non-Hospice Palliative Care Program.