Hospice Mission Statement
Our mission at Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. is to enable patients who
are 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.
Hospice recognizes dying as 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 believes that the person who is dying has the right to the highest
possible quality of life consistent with the individual’s life style
and value system. This quality of life can be achieved through a continuous,
comprehensive, multidisciplinary healthcare program that encompasses that
total need of the person—physical, emotional, spiritual, and social;
and which promotes attainment of maximum life quality.
Services We Offer
Hospice is a medically directed program of service designed to help people
with a limited life expectancy to live at home. The services hospice provides include:
- Medical care
- Skilled nursing
- Medical social work
- Pastoral and other counseling
- Home health aides and / or homemakers
- Trained Hospice volunteers
The Hospice concept of care relies on the belief that each patient needs
individualized, quality care hence the need for systematic planning of
care to specific requirements. Planning and delivery of services will
be carried out with a team approach.
An interdisciplinary core group of professionals, including a physician,
a registered nurse, a medical social worker and a pastoral or spiritual
counselor, serve to address these needs, calling upon other services,
therapies, volunteers and disciplines as appropriate.