Hospice at Home

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chow-web-photos2Hospice care is “comfort care” when a cure is no longer probable. At Concordia Hospice of Washington, we make every effort to ensure our patients and their families are as comfortable as possible. Each person in our care has individualized needs and requirements. Our approach to end-of-life care focuses on what is most important to them.

Concordia Hospice of Washington offers in-home hospice care for those wishing to stay in their own familiar surroundings.

  • Routine Home Care is a level of care done in the home where the patient resides.
  • A typical hospice patient has a registered nurse (RN) come to home 1 – 3 times a week, depending on need and as needed. There is also an on-call RN for emergencies.
  • RNs will come to the home to do assessments with the patient, including effectiveness of medications, new problems/concerns, and education for caregivers and patients.
  • Home hospice aides will come to the home to perform and assist with activities of daily living. Frequency is based on need.
  • A social worker is available for various reasons and will visit you at least monthly.
  • A counselor will be available for various reasons and will visit you at least monthly.
  • Volunteers are available as needed to provide various services, such as visitation, respite for caregivers, meal preparation, errands, light housekeeping, and telephone reassurance.
  • A spiritual counselor is available as needed and if requested.
  • An emergency medication kit will be kept in the home so there will be no delay in treatment when necessary.
  • Patient keeps his/her own physician.

Serving Washington and Greene counties.

Concordia Hospice of Washington offers in-home hospice care for those wishing to stay in their own familiar surroundings. Our home hospice program currently serves Washington and Greene counties.

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Home can mean different places for different people

chow-web-photos1For some, “home” may mean a house or an apartment. For others, it may be some form of extended care facility, such as a nursing home or personal care facility. The majority of hospice patients live in their own home with the help of a family member or friend who serves as the “primary caregiver.” This caregiver works closely with the hospice team to provide for the patient’s daily needs. In extended care facilities, our hospice team creates a partnership with the staff and family, just as they would with the family in the home.

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For patients who cannot remain in their own homes...

donnellhouse8For patients who cannot remain in their own homes, Concordia Hospice of Washington offers in-patient hospice care in a home-like setting at our Donnell House in Washington, PA. This location features beautifully decorated rooms where every detail is designed to offer the donnellhouse4most comfortable, peaceful environment imaginable. Patients and their loved ones are invited to make themselves at home in our comfy spaces, serene gardens and chapel.

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