Benefits Of Hospice Care

Hospice care is for people of all ages and for patients whose illnesses are no longer responding to cure-oriented treatments. Families also choose hospice for loved ones when there is a need for pain relief and management of physical symptoms. Hospice patients are typically in their last six months of life. They may suffer from cancer or end-stage heart, lung or neurological diseases.

Hospice care focuses on maintaining patients' quality of life, as opposed to aggressively treating their illnesses. Psychological, emotional and spiritual support help patients and their families cope with the dying process.

At Atrium Health Navicent Hospice Atrium Health Navicent Hospice Pine Pointe, we care about the entire family, as well as the patient. The family is included in the decision making process. Hospice helps the family make decisions about end-of-life issues. It also helps them to have greater control over choices. Bereavement support is available for family or surviving caregivers up to 13 months after the death.

Hospice care is a positive option when a cure for the disease is no longer available. Through advanced technology, we provide personalized pain and symptom control, to help maximize comfort and quality of living. There is more to do at the end of life and hospice care can help.

Admission to our hospice program is made based on the recommendation of the patient's physician and the patient's needs. Normally, people with a life expectancy of six months or less, who want to stay at home as long as possible, and have a primary care person if they are unable to stay alone are eligible for Atrium Health Navicent Hospice Atrium Health Navicent Hospice Pine Pointe services.