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“You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”
Dame Cicely Saunders
Founder of Hospice in London, England
A Community Where Every Day of Life Matters
- Provides individual and/or family support, regularly scheduled or as needed
- Provides referrals to appropriate resources for financial support or insurance questions
- Information about support groups for family and friends
- Offers bereavement services for 13 months after the death of a loved one
- Provides grief support services for help with grief and loss
- Respite care or short-term relief is a time for families and primary caregivers to restore and strengthen their ability to continue providing care for a loved one on hospice care.
- Provides assistance with personal care, such as bathing and shampooing
- Assists with activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing and walking
- Provides assistance with light housekeeping duties such as laundry and changing bed linens
- Schedules visits as needed
- Spiritual care helps provide the context for a peaceful death.
- Attends to the spiritual needs of patients, respecting their beliefs
- May offer prayer, communion, inspirational readings, or emotional support.
- Meets with members of the interdisciplinary team to provide holistic care of the patient
- Your physician may remain in charge of the medical management of your care
- The Lamar Hospice medical director is available to your physician and the hospice team
- Coordinate your care with all other team members involved
- Make scheduled and as-needed visits
- Provide expertise to control your symptoms
- Perform skilled nursing tasks
- Teach you and your caregivers about medications, procedure, nutrition, use of equipment and safety necessary for your care
- Provide guidance, answer your questions and help you understand what is happening and what to expect
Lamar Area Hospice ® 108 W Olive St. PO Box 843 Lamar, CO 81052