Hospice Palliative Care
When Alzheimer’s patients are at the end stage of their life, hospice care and/or palliative care are offered to allow the patient to continue to live comfortably and maintain their dignity.
- Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for those with serious illnesses. At Mountain View Centers, we focus on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. It is our hope to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.
- Hospice Care helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one.
Hospice and palliative care is a combination of the two, as needed. With hospice and palliative care, the patients, caregivers, family, and friends get peace of mind when they need it most. It’s about humane and compassionate care.
Hospice services are often provided by a hospice agency in conjunction with Mountain View Staff. Hospice services include:
- Hospice nurse,
- Support staff,
- Social workers
- Mountain View staff
In addition, medical supplies, equipment, therapies, and medication will be provided as ordered by the physician.