medieval times a hospice was a way station for weary travelers.
Today the word HOSPICE refers to a special way of caring for persons
with life-threatening illness.
cure of serious illness is no longer possible, many persons choose
to stop curative treatment and to accept palliative care. Palliative
care means emphasis is placed on comfort and control of symptoms.
It is not intended to prolong life. Hospice care is not for everyone.
For many patients and caregivers who face a terminal illness,
however, hospice can offer a plan of care that will fit their
needs and wishes.
care is provided primarily in the home. The hospice team assists
caregiver to keep their loved one in the comfortable and familiar
surroundings of their own home whenever possible. Heritage Hospice,
Inc. provides hospice care in long-term care facilities where
we have a contract. Occasionally, short hospital stays may become
necessary for symptom control or during a crisis. Heritage Hospice
Inc. has contact with area hospitals to provide that special care
care is special because the caregiver is cared for in addition
to the patient. Many people with different skills work together.
Hospice strives to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual
needs of both the caregiver and the patient.
care is also different because patients and caregivers help direct
their own care. Everyone is a unique individual. With the expert
guidance and counseling of the hospice team, patients and caregivers
can make decisions about what is important to them. Hospice team
members try to provide an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance.
in 1999, Heritage Hospice Inc, is a hospice program dedicated
to the delivery of care to persons with life threatening illnesses
and their caregivers. heritage Hospice Inc. is licensed by the
State of Mississippi and certified my Medicare.
Hospice Inc., is a member of the National Hospice Organization.