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Embrace Hospice provides counseling and support for our patients and their families. We help through the emotional, financial, and spiritual process.
Embrace Hospice has a professional care team that provides the Medical, Spiritual, and Bereavement counseling needed for the patient and their family. We assist you with many of the tasks that seem difficult during this time. We help the patient and family in coming to terms with dying. We assist with tasks to make end of life treatment less complicated.
It is certainly a delicate and difficult period for a family to deal with a terminal illness. We assist with organization, coordination, and implementation of necessary paperwork, as well as daily medical coordination, including the Medicare Hospice Benefit and private insurance forms. Our Medical Social Worker provides emotional support to the patient, family and staff, and provides ongoing education and assistance. The Medical Social Worker will make an initial visit to a new hospice patient within 5 days of admission and will continue to make visits on a monthly basis.
Embrace Hospice offers pastoral and bereavement care for both routine and emergency purposes. The Pastoral Care team at Embrace Hospice is comprised of ordained ministers with various religious affiliations. In keeping with the Hospice philosophy, the goal of the Pastoral Care team is to provide an interfaith forum where spiritual needs of the individual come first, not the denomination. Patients and their families will be relieved knowing Embrace Hospice provides spiritual services during their entire journey.
This spiritual support team can also assist with funeral arrangements and conducting memorial services.
Consistent with all hospice concepts, spiritual care should give the patient the opportunity to assess and self-evaluate within a defined spiritual perspective; to investigate beliefs, not just take them for granted. Some of the spiritual needs we look for are:
The Hospice Chaplain is there to meet the spiritual needs of all hospice patients whatever their faith or belief stance. All persons have spiritual concerns when facing death. The hospice chaplain may assist hospice patients explore their belief stance, personalize it and use it creatively to cope with living and dying.
As a discipline, pastoral care is available to help families as they struggle with questions or feelings that are asked during a life-threatening illness:
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