Hospice & Palliative Care
Care for Serious Illness and End of Life Planning
As many families approach this stage, a primary concern is keeping their loved one as comfortable as possible. We understand that your loved one considers CVSC their home and they likely want to enter the final stage of life in this familiar environment that they’ve come to enjoy, surrounded by friendly and familiar faces.
Although we cannot guarantee that a resident can remain at CVSC for end-of-life care, we do our best to keep residents with us as long as possible under our enhanced assisted living license and in conjunction with our hospice and palliative care partners.
- When a resident is declining and his or her primary care physician recommends hospice care services, CVSC collaborates with High Peaks Hospice to develop and implement an end-of-life care plan.
- Hospice services are usually deemed appropriate for residents who are entering their final six months of life and may have serious illness care needs or are requiring specialized comfort care services.
- Hospice Care is a compassionate care approach that enables residents to be comfortable and free of pain in their final days.
- Palliative Care focuses on providing residents relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness.
- Palliative Care can be given at any time during the course of an illness.
- Palliative Care is not intended for end of life, rather it is to improve the quality of life for the residents and their families and can be recommended along with medical intervention and treatment.
We work together with hospice staff to follow the established care plan, delivering well-rounded compassionate care. We are also able to partner with local individuals and organizations to provide spiritual support and/or any grief support or bereavement services that may be needed for the family.
Services that are typically provided by Hospice:
- Case Manager/Nurse that visits the resident regularly
- An on-call nurse that is available 24 hours a day
- Medications to alleviate pain, nausea, shortness of breath, and loss of appetite
- Medical equipment is provided, such as a hospital bed and oxygen
- When appropriate, pastoral or spiritual support; and bereavement counseling for family and caregivers