Journey of Life is a locally owned and operated hospice. We are dedicated to providing specialized care and education when you wish to focus on comfort rather than cure. Learn more about hospice below and feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions.
When is it Time for Hospice?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, there may come a time when the efforts to slow the illness is not working and becomes more harmful than helpful. If that time comes, choosing hospice might be the best solution. And though deciding when is the right time is a personal choice, patients tend to transition to hospice when they have decided to stop curative or aggressive treatments and focus on quality of life.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort and quality of life, intended to give seriously ill patients and their loved ones meaningful time together when the focus is on the people, not the disease.
Hospice is a Service, Not a Place
Hospice is a service that almost always goes to the patient and family, in the place they feel most comfortable home.
Hospice is Not About Giving Up; It’s About Hope
While many believe hospice is an option that requires “giving up,” it’s more important to focus on what matters most to the patient as they near the end of life.
Hospice is a Full Range of Care
By managing care and offering support to patients and their families, hospice is a full service that helps people through a very difficult time.
Hospice Puts the Patient and Family in Control
Hospice is a service that puts the patient and family in control to make decisions and supports them as needed.
Hospice is a Choice
Hospice gives patients and their loved ones an option for end-of-life care outside of aggressive medical treatments, and it’s their right to choose.