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Hospice of Crawford County & The Marquette Hospice House

Hospice...Makes the Road Less Lonely

Our Mission:
To enable patients nearing life's end to live free of pain, symptoms and anxieties and empower them and their families to experience an optimum quality of life.

Our Philosophy:
Dying is a normal process of life.

Hospice is a positive support system for those in the last stages of terminal illness and their families.

Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, rather, it promotes the concept of comfort, dignity and respect for all persons until the moment of death.

Hospice is all about living – living to the utmost until it is time to say farewell.  Hospice is designed to help people who are nearing the end of life’s journey to live as fully as possible at home, in familiar surroundings, close to family and friends. 

We give attention to the needs of the whole person, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Like the spokes of a wheel, our interdisciplinary group of physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, home health aides and volunteers work together as a team to assess and meet the needs of the patient and their family, always keeping the patient at the hub of the wheel.

We believe fear of the unknown makes the journey more difficult.  We educate the patient and family about the illness, its symptoms and treatment, pain control and the grieving process.  We also are a guide through the final months to help know what to expect.

We understand that our care does not end with the patient’s death.  We are committed to providing bereavement support for the year following the death.  We also provide the community with monthly
Bereavement Support groups as well as Bereavement Class series offered twice yearly.

The Hospice concept is predominantly a home health care program of services. This can include caring for patients who reside in a Personal Care Home. We also provide hospice services for patients in an Extended Care Facility as well oversee inpatient respite care.

Hospice is available to any resident of Crawford County or contiguous areas of surrounding counties who have been diagnosed as having a limited life expectancy.  The patient must be under the care of a physician who authorizes the ongoing plan of care and who works in affiliation with the interdisciplinary Hospice group of caregivers.  There must be at least one individual in the household willing to help provide care and assistance to the patient.

Hospice care is fully covered by Medicare, Medical Assistance and most private insurance plans. 

Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is a non-profit organization affiliated with Community Health Services of Crawford County, Meadville Medical Center and the United Way.  We are Medicare and Medicaid certified and a member of the Pennsylvania Hospice Network and National Hospice Organization.

Contact information:
464 Pine Street, Meadville, Pa.  16335

406 West Oak Street, Titusville, Pa.  16354

Contact Information

Hospice of Crawford County
464 Pine Street
Meadville, Pa. 16335

406 West Oak Street
Titusville, Pa. 16354

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