|Home & Community Health Services, Inc. Hospice, an affiliate member of the Johnson|
Memorial Medical Center, provides choice, comfort, education and support for those with life
limiting illnesses and those who care for them. By focusing care on comfort and striving to meet
physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, hospice seeks to assure that patients and their
families have the highest quality of life possible. We offer specialized care that supports the
whole person - mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. The HCHS hospice team treats
the person, not the disease; focuses on the patient, as well as his/her family; and emphasizes the
quality of life, not the duration.
An individual plan of care is developed for each patient and family. Directed by the patient's
physician, medical care is focused on end-of-life symptom management. The hospice nurse
provides regular reports to the physician and coordinates other social, emotional and spiritual
services, often involving pastoral and bereavement coordinators, home care aides, therapists,
social workers and volunteers.
To learn more, please call the Hospice Team at 860-763-7600.