Understanding How Our Hospice Care Works | Wesley Hospice

Understanding How Our Hospice Care Works

If you have a family member who has been referred for hospice care, it’s important to have a good understanding of how this important end of life (EOL) service can help the patient as well as their family. We’re here to provide quality care designed to ensure your loved one’s final days are as comfortable as possible.

We offer compassionate EOL services in Columbus, as well as in communities throughout Central Ohio. Patients will receive emotional support and the important medical care and pain management they need during their final days and weeks. Additionally, making sure that patients get the spiritual comfort and help they need, regardless of faith, is something we take very seriously.

We offer quality EOL services for patients age 18 and above who have been certified by their doctor as having a life expectancy of 6 months or less. We have an experienced team of hospice professionals who will work closely with doctors and caregivers in order to develop a personalized care program. We also strive to make sure that the entire family will receive the support and help they need through this emotional and challenging time.

Your hospice care team will generally consist of a medical director, social worker, RN case manager, spiritual counselor, bereavement coordinator, administrative staff, hospice aid and volunteer coordinator. This caring team will work to keep the patient comfortable during their final days.

Whether your loved one is at home or in a care facility, quality hospice care can help them during their last months, weeks or days. We concentrate on ensuring quality of life during the final stages of your loved one’s life. Hospice care can also help caregivers and other family members manage the emotional challenges that are common when dealing with caring for a loved one who is dying.