What is Hospice

“When days cannot be added to life, Hospice adds life to days.” Victory Hospice takes care of the whole person by providing spiritual, social, emotional and physical support. Our staff of licensed professionals are dedicated to adding quality and dignity when facing end of life care.

Hospice is a special kind of care for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care provides the opportunity to die in a dignified, comfortable manner. The core belief of hospice is people have the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and loved ones receive necessary support to allow them to do so.

The goal of hospice is to care for the terminally ill and their family, not to cure their illness. Caring, not curing, is provided in the patient’s home, in most cases. Care is also provided in hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Hospice care is tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes by a team of caring professionals. Nurses, Social Workers, Home Health Aides, Physicians, Medical Directors, Homemakers, Chaplains and Volunteers provide expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support.

Hospice care is provided by an Interdisciplinary Team consisting of:

  • Medical Director, Physician
  • Skilled Nurses
  • Certified Home Health Aides
  • Homemakers
  • Social Workers
  • Physical and Speech Therapists
  • Bereavement Specialists
  • Volunteers

Working together to provide:

  • pain and symptom management
  • medications related to diagnosis
  • medical equipment
  • respite care
  • care in nursing homes and assisted living centers
  • continuous care
  • counseling services for patient and family
  • bereavement care for 12 months following the patient’s death