Provides the care needed to help the patient with advanced illness to be treated with dignity and respect in the privacy of their own home.

hospice-patientWhat is hospice?

Hospice is a special way of caring for people who have a disease that cannot be cured. The focus of hospice is providing comfort and symptom control–not cure. A team of professionals including a social worker, physician, chaplain, a nurse and others work with the hospice patient and their family to make sure the care provided meets their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Bereavement services are available to the family for one year following the patient’s death.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito speaks out on hospice care.

Who is eligible?

A resident of Mineral County that has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than 6 months, as certified by the patient’s physician who does not want prolonging care or treatment.

Services available to the Hospice patient

  • Nursing care
  • Hospice Aide
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Work Services
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Medical Supplies
  • Medications Related to the Terminal Illness
  • Volunteers
  • Short Term Respite Care
  • Bereavement Services
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • IV Pain Therapy
  • Wound Care

Hospice provides compassionate, caring staff that not only treats the patient, but the family as well during the patient’s illness and after the patient’s death. Hospice is palliative care for patients at the end of life, who no longer wish to seek curative type treatment, and want death with dignity.

Not sure if hospice care is right for you or your loved one? Click here for a short questionnaire.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of our hospice program. Our volunteers assist the program by providing:

  • homemaking assistance
  • shopping assistance
  • clerical duties
  • caregiver relief
  • other duties as needed

Please contact us if you would be interested in this rewarding opportunity by calling

304-597-1259 or 304-597-1258

or email williamsond@wvuhealthcare.com

Contact Us

Phone: 304-597-1259 or 304-597-1258

Fax: 304-597-1261

Email: williamsond@wvuhealthcare.com

 

We are proud to be Your Hometown Hospice – providing care to Mineral County residents for 20 years!