What is Hospice?
Hospice is a type of care, not a place where patients go to receive care. Hospice brings together medical and non-medical caregivers as needed to serve patients with life-limiting illnesses, usually within the final six months of life. Hospice care does not hasten death — instead, the goal is to manage pain and other symptoms to make patients comfortable, so they can live every remaining moment to the fullest.
Home Affords the Greatest Comfort
Interim HealthCare of Charleston's hospice team serves patients anywhere they call home. In-home care enables families to spend maximum time together, in comforting surroundings. Our holistic approach to care focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient and their family. Because Interim HealthCare offers a full continuum of care options, our hospice care teams may include a physician, skilled nurses, home caregivers, a chaplain, and even specially-trained hospice volunteers.
Interim HealthCare's philosophy is family-centered and faith-based, which means we are dedicated to caring for all members of the family during a difficult season of life. Our team of compassionate professionals is here to assist with end-of-life care including comfort care, symptom management, and helping to improve quality of life. We also offer personal care services that can provide valuable respite care for family members.
During a time that can be especially stressful, we help you and your family find the peace and comfort you deserve at the time you need it most.
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There is nothing more personal than hospice care. At Interim HealthCare of Charleston, we’re local – our team members are your friends and neighbors as well as medical professionals. We understand the challenges, stress and emotions your family is going through, and we’re here to help.
At Interim HealthCare of Charleston, we understand the physical, mental and emotional difficulties that come with caring for a family member who is reaching the end of life’s journey. Giving so much of yourself can be overwhelming at times, and caregiver burnout is very common. In order to provide the best care possible for your loved one, it is essential to take a break from care from time to time.
Hospice Services Include:
24/7 Support Available
Medical Supplies, Equipment, and Related Medications
Pain and Symptom Management
Make the Most of the Time Remaining
When a loved one is approaching the end of life's journey, it's hard on everyone. As a caregiver, you've seen them through many stages of their health decline. You've stood by their side and helped them manage their condition to the best of your ability. The care and support you've provided has been significant and now, you need someone to be there for you.
Our Hospice Family Caregiver's Guide is designed to provide you with the knowledge and insight you need to help your loved one live out their days with dignity, comfort, and meaning.