What is Hospice?
services are for people who have a prognosis of
six months or less to live. With pain relief and
symptom control, hospice patients can live their
final days to the fullest, surrounded by loved
ones and the things they cherish.
Professionals Make Home Visits, 12-Bed Hospice House
A team of highly
trained professionals and caring volunteers
make home visits to help patients and their
families with the
medical, social, emotional and spiritual concerns
that often arise during a life-threatening
Volunteers offer support,
encouragement and much-needed "breaks"
to at-home care givers. The Hospice care team also
visits terminally ill people who live in nursing
homes or institutions.
For those who do not have a caregiver at home, or for whom home care
may not be the most appropriate option, we offer a warm and welcoming
12-bed Hospice House. At Whatcom
Hospice House patients and their families enjoy the comforts of
home along with the security of 24-hour skilled patient care.
Not Limited to Cancer Patients
Hospice is available
to any adult, child or infant with an advanced illness and a limited
life expectancy. A physician must order the service.
Medicaid both pay 100% of the contracted fee. Most
private insurers also offer a hospice benefit. Funds raised by
Foundation help provide care for patients
needing financial assistance.
Whatcom Hospice - 360-733-5877
Whatcom Hospice is a program
PeaceHealth St. Joseph
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