Coordination of Hospice Care

Providing Comfort, Care and Compassion.

Many times family and caregivers feel it is best if the resident is allowed to remain in an assisted living facility to receive hospice care. After all, this is their home – the place they are most comfortable and where they have developed close friendships with other residents and with the staff they trust.

Hospice care is typically provided by an outside home health agency, not the assisted living facility. Both organizations work closely together to keep the resident comfortable and their families informed.

Team meetings, including the resident, family, hospice workers, and Fair Hills staff, work together to develop a resident's plan of care and to make sure that symptoms are addressed quickly in order to minimize a resident's discomfort. The hospice care team includes both social workers and chaplains who are available as needed to address emotional, spiritual and psychosocial issues for residents and their families. These services are in addition to the ongoing supportive services provided by Fair Hills staff.

                                                               

At Fair Hills, we believe end of life care deserves compassion, dignity and respect. We strive to provide coordinated hospice services that give our residents the medical care and emotional support to ensure comfort, care, and compassion.