Guardian Angels Elim Hospice
Guardian Angels † Elim Hospice provides a special way of caring for people who are in the final stages of life. The goal of hospice is to give emotional, physical, and spiritual support to individuals nearing the end of life and to their families.
Hospice caregivers strive to provide education and expertise while also improving patients’ quality of life through pain and symptom management. To learn more about the services provided click here.
Common Questions About Hospice
When is the right time to consider hospice care?
It is appropriate to consider hospice care whenever an individual is facing a life-limiting illness and a cure is not possible and/or when the focus of an individual’s care is on comfort instead of a cure. It is up to an individual’s doctor to order hospice care.
Is hospice care limited to people with cancer?
No. Hospice care is available to anyone with a life-limiting illness such as advanced heart disease, lung disease, end-stage dementia, and other chronic diseases.
Who pays for hospice?
Hospice services are paid for by Medicare, Medical Assistance, and most private insurances.
How does hospice work in a skilled nursing facility?
Individuals may choose to have hospice in a skilled nursing facility. Guardian Angels † Elim Hospice works closely with area facilities to provide coordination of care when the hospice team visits patients at a skilled nursing facility.
Why should I choose Guardian Angels † Elim Hospice?
Guardian Angels † Elim Hospice is a special program committed to following the three “C”s:
- Christian Mission
- Community Based
- Continuity of Care