Palmer Hospice is a Medicare-certified, non-profit organization that provides support and care for patients and their families in the final phase of a terminal illness.
Hospice is a concept of care provided to persons coping with the end of stage of a life-threatening illness. The focus of care is on the patient and family as a unit. The goal of Hospice care is to provide the appropriate assistance to enable the patient and family to make this particular time as meaningful and loving as possible in an environment free from stress and pain.
Hospice care is provided by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a physician, nurse, home health aide, phyarmacist, social worker, chaplain and trained volunteers. Palmer Hospice works to provide comprehensive and compassionate care in the patient's home, nursing home or hospital.
"You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also live until you die." Dr Cicely Saunders, Founder of the St. Christopher's Hospice, London