Our interdisciplinary team of professionals provides services that address the physical needs of the patient, and the spiritual and psychosocial needs of the family. Our hospice team works with health care teams to choose the most appropriate health care options for patients and their loved ones. Whenever possible, we include the person who may need hospice care in decisions about their care. Our services:
- Enhance the patient's quality of life through services that help manage the terminal illness and any uncomfortable symptoms associated with that illness.
- Consider the patient and family as the unit of care. We provide information about the treatment and symptoms of the disease process so they understand how they can be involved in the care, along with the support of the hospice team.
- Provide the same level of care and services to terminally ill people whether they’re living is a nursing home or in their own home.
- Provide bereavement services for the family for up to 13 months after the death of the patient.
- Includes grief support groups as part of the bereavement program.
Reasons to Choose Southeast Hospice
- Hospice Honors Recipient
- Hospital based Not-for-profit agency
- Joint Commission Accredited
- Full-time dedicated medical director with over 15 years’ experience in pain and symptom management
- 24 hour access to pharmacy, wound and stoma care, diabetic and infusion services
- An all RN nursing staff with over 100 years of hospice care experience
- 50% of RN’s with certification in Hospice and Palliative Care
- We partner with multiple nursing homes throughout our service area, including Perry County Memorial Hospital, and we honor veterans “Recruit Partner”
- Dedicated MSW that provides bereavement services for 13 months after the loss your loved one
- Weekend and evening admissions are available based on patient/caregiver need
- Volunteers programs such as On Call and Recollections
- Support groups: C.O.O.L Camp (for Children Overcoming Outstanding Loss for ages 6-15) and Reclaiming Life After Loss (Monthly grief support group for adults)
- Annual Memorial Service
To be eligible for hospice, a patient with a terminal condition should exhibit one or more of the following:
- Disease progression that is not considered reversible
- Multiple ER visits within the last six months
- Progressive functional decline
- Patient elects to forego curative treatments
- Progressive impaired nutritional status
Conditions that may qualify for hospice serve are:
- End Stage Cardiac Disease
- End Stage Lung Disease
- Liver Disease
- Neuromuscular Disease such as ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, or Renal Failure
Patients may be eligible for hospice if they meet some of the criteria and have significant co-morbidities and/or rapid decline, suggesting a prognosis of six months or less. Even if the patient does not meet any specific conditions, they may still be eligible for hospice if, in the judgment of the physician, the life expectancy is six month or less.
To find out more about hospice or ask specific questions related to a patient, please feel free to call Southeast Hospice at 573-335-6208 or toll free at 1-888-397-0646.