Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice provides the needed emotional and medical assistance and spiritual care to those diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Hospice care helps enable patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so their days may be spent with dignity and quality at home, or in a home-like setting.
. Some of the services that Hospice care offers include:
Skilled nurses trained in pain and symptom management
On-call nurse available 24 hours a day
Home Health Aides that provide personal care and light housekeeping
Chaplain - provides spiritual support to the family and the patient
Bereavement Coordinator - provides emotional support,counseling and materials to assist the patient and family in dealing with grief
Social Worker - provides assistance in obtaining resources,financial assistance benefits,completion of advanced directive,durable power of attorney and counseling related to end-of-life issues
Volunteers - provides assistance to the patient to provide time relief to family and caregivers
Rehabilitative therapies - Physical,speech and dietary services are available as needed
Grief Support Groups - Facilitated by the Bereavement Coordinator and/or Bereavement Assistant. The Grief Support Groups are open for anyone to attend. Call 580-379-6900 for more information