Wesley Hospice

Compassionate Hospice
and Palliative Care

Offering in-home hospice and palliative care, Wesley Hospice focuses on supporting the quality of life for patients and their families and bringing the spirit of life to each moment. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - including holidays.

How are Palliative and Hospice Care Different?

Palliative is medical or comfort care that provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Palliative care can be combined with curative treatment, at any age and during any stage of a serious illness, such as cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Palliative care is an effective option for those who are not ready for hospice but could benefit from a specialized care approach.

Palliative care – based on need, not symptoms
  • The palliative doctor will visit clients in their home, including hospital, assisted living and skilled nursing settings.
  • Costs are generally covered under home health and are based on insurance authorization.
  • Medications, equipment, etc., are covered separately under a Medicare plan.
  • Nursing, social work and therapies are provided as needed.
  • Chaplain and volunteer services are available when requested.

Hospice is end-of-life care for patients who no longer benefit from curative treatment and whose life expectancy is six months or less. The heart of hospice care is the belief that we have the right to die pain-free, with dignity and with the comforting knowledge that our families will receive bereavement support for up to 13 months.

Hospice care – life expectancy prognosis of 6 months or less
  • Hospice team members visit as often as needed to monitor and control symptoms, coordinate care needs and provide emotional and spiritual support.
  • Medications, medical equipment and supplies are covered under the Hospice Benefit through Medicare.
  • Hospice oversight is provided by Wesley Hospice’s medical director and the client’s physician or a physician affiliated with a hospice program.
  • Clients receive nursing, social work, chaplain consultations and volunteer services.
  • Consistent home-care visits by registered and licensed practical nurses to monitor your condition and to provide appropriate care and maintain your comfort.

“The caregivers were so wonderful, sensitive and caring.” – S. Daniel

“The best thing is that the caregivers come right to my home.” – L. Homefeldt

“I continue to be so impressed with the compassion and commitment of the staff.” – E. Williams

Palliative & Hospice Care Information Request

Call (253) 409-1568 for more information

Compassionate Care at the End of Life

When nearing the final stage of a life-limiting illness, our focus shifts from healing to comfort and support. We understand that you and your family may prefer to receive care in your own home, so Wesley Hospice comes to you. Our integrated team of care professionals offers physical, spiritual, emotional and social support in the comfort of your home and will assist with personal care, education and guidance during the end-of-life journey. All patients and their loved ones are given the same respect, compassion and confidentiality, regardless of diagnosis, gender, ethnicity, age, faith or economic status.

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