Patients & Families
The goal of hospice during a terminal illness is personalized compassionate care and comfort. Some patients respond to this extra care and, in some cases, come off of hospice. Being on Columbia Hospice Care does not mean giving up. We can not work miracles or make life saving promises, but we will promise to provide the most compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients and their families and to treat our patients as if they were our own mother or father.
Our team approach to hospice care strives to meet all practical, social, emotional and spiritual needs.
Team members who may visit the patient include a:
- Hospice Physician
- Director of Nursing
- Hospice Nurses
- Case Manager
- Concierge Services Representative
- Social Worker:
- Spiritual Care:
- Music Therapist.:
- Animal Therapist:
- Personal Care Aid:
- Home Health Aid:
In addition to everyday visits, our nurses are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions or make an emergency visit. We can help you find around-the-clock caregiver support or other outside resources as needed.
We want to hear from the families we treat. One way for Columbia Hospice Care to reach our vision to be a progressive and innovative leader in top quality end-of-life services is to listen. Please feel free to send us a letter or give us a call.
A letter sent to us from one of our families
When I had to make a decision as to which hospice organization to care for my mother, I immediately asked for Columbia Hospice Care because of the reputation that precedes you. After having so many people care for my mother, I realize I was wrong. Columbia Hospice Care is much better than what I ever heard
The primary care nurse has been wonderful and very, very attentive. She has spent a lot of time with my mom. Cher, provided concierge services, has been great in dealing with the family. all issues regarding my mom and and family needs, (there were some interesting ones). Anthony, and the other nurses have all been special. And my mom's favorite... the weekend nurse Wow!!!
I also want to say a few things about the volunteer who came to be with my mom so I could get out and maintain my sanity.
Finally, and maybe most of all, I want to say how special your home health aides have been. There is something special about these people. I can't say exactly what it is, but they truly give of themselves in a gentle, caring way. They are gifted. I don't know how much money they make, but I do know that they are wealthy people.
I think you're pretty fortunate to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. I know my mother had been.
Thanks so much, ~ Phillip