Most patients prefer, when possible, to spend their last days at home,
alert and free of pain, among the people and things they love.
Hospice is dedicated to making this possible!
Hospice has a nurse available by phone 24-hours a day for questions or
concerns which may occur. Nurses will visit you to provide patient care,
support and caregiver education.
Personal Care Aides can provide bathing and personal touches.
Social Workers are available for emotional support, bereavement support, resources and planning.
We cover all of Bradford and Sullivan Counties and portions of Tioga, Lycoming and Wyoming Counties.
What Is Hospice?
- Living life to its fullest.
- Care is coordinated by a team of professionals including your physician, nurses,
social workers and spiritual advisors. The patient and family are the most
important members of the team.
- Staying at home or in a comfortable environment surrounded by loved ones.
- Being comfortable and content physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Bereavement programs provide support for family and friends following the loss of a loved one.
- Provides medications, supplies and equipment necessary for patient care.
Who is eligible for hospice?
Hospice care is available to terminally ill patients,
no longer under treatment for a cure, and have a limited life expectancy.
Hospice services are provided regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, creed, sexual orientation or physical condition.
How can a terminally ill patient be admitted to the Hospice program?
Referrals can come from many sources, such as the physician, the patient, a family member, clergy or a friend.
Hospice care is covered by Medicare and Medical Assistance and most private insurances.
We will work individually with those who have no insurance.
Memorial Hospitalís hospice program has a team of committed hospice volunteers who provide many types of supportive services.
These wonderful volunteers give their time and talents and are an essential part of the meaningful experience that hospice care offers.
There are many interesting volunteer opportunities to explore from providing supportive care to patients and their families,
to participating in Good Grief Day Camp, to bereavement and fund raising.
Please contact Trudy Ventello, LSW, Memorial Hospital hospice volunteer coordinator at 268-2233.
Do you have questions about how Hospice can help you?
Call 570-268-2374 or toll free 1-800-757-1764.