Hospice Care

What is Hospice?
Hospice is specialized care that focuses on comfort, support and quality of life for
individuals with life-limiting illnesses, including heart disease, lung disease, cancer
and Alzheimer’s. Our services center around caring for the whole person – body, mind
and spirit – and providing support for the patient’s loved ones.

What services does Hospice of Warren County offer?
•  Physician-directed team care
•  Regularly scheduled nursing visits, plus 24/7 on-call availability
•  Home health aides
•  Social work services, including help with financial and family needs
•   Spiritual and emotional support
•  Support from specially trained volunteers
•  Family counseling & training in patient care
•  Medical equipment and supplies
•  Hospice prescriptions
•  Speech, physical and specialized therapies
•  Coordination with community services
•  Bereavement counseling and support

What does Hospice cost?
Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance companies cover some or all of
our services. In addition, the generous support that Hospice receives from the
community allows us to provide care for those with limited insurance or financial

Where is Hospice Care provided?
Hospice of Warren County provides care in homes, assisted living facilities, nursing
homes and the hospital.

Who can refer someone to Hospice?
While a referral often comes from the patient’s doctor, it may also come from
the patient, family or friends, a member of the clergy, or nursing home staff. It is
important for the patient and family to let their physician know when Hospice is
being considered.

How do we arrange for Hospice Care?
We will be happy to meet with you and your family to talk about how we can help.
Simply call us at (814) 723-2455.

Does Hospice of Warren County help families after a loved one dies?
Yes.  Our grief and bereavement services are designed to help a patient’s family and
friends cope with their loss. We offer support groups, personal contacts, special mailings,
workshops and an annual memorial service.  Bereavement support continues for over a
year after the death of a loved one.

What if my family and I need help, but are not eligible for Hospice Care?
For individuals facing a serious illness, our DeFrees Support Program and Palliative
Care Services are also available. Please refer to this website or call our office at
814-723-2455 for more information.

This illness is affecting not only me, but my entire family.
How can Hospice of Warren County help?

We recognize that both the patient and the family face difficulties during an illness, and
our team provides support for both.  Our nurses work closely with the patient and
physician to manage pain and and provide comfort, and teach family members about
their loved one’s care. Home health aides provide bathing and personal care. Social
workers and our chaplain focus on emotional and spiritual issues, and assistance with
community resources.  Specially trained volunteers provide caring visits to patients,
offer caregiver respite and help the family in many other ways.

Call our office today at 814-723-2455.  We are here to help.


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