Hospice Care in Central Oregon
Hospice of Redmond’s focus is on enhancing the quality of life for you and your family.
Hospice care is a personal decision. If you are facing a terminal illness, discuss hospice care with your doctor. Hospice of Redmond is committed to helping you get the answers you need to make the most informed decision.We provide personalized hospice care that honors your wishes, allows you to make choices, optimizes your comfort and dignity, and is consistent with your needs and goals. Whether you are searching for hospice care in Bend, OR or anywhere else in Central Oregon, we are here for you.
Our small team is dedicated to supporting you and your family 24/7. We are just a phone call away, day or night.
Your Choice for Comfort
Choosing hospice care does not mean you are “giving up.” It means your focus has changed from finding a cure for your illness to being as comfortable and in control of your life as possible.
Your Personal Decision
If you are facing a terminal illness, discuss hospice care with your doctor. Hospice is a personal decision about your life and no one needs to face it alone. Call us and we will answer any questions that you have on how hospice care will benefit you and your family. The earlier you make the decision, the sooner you and your family can access our team and the services we provide.
Honoring Your Wishes
We honor your wishes, focusing on you the person, not just your illness. We address your medical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs, tailoring our support to what you want and believe will help you the most. We honor your personal journey by making suggestions for your care while recognizing the final choice is always yours.
Care in your own home
Your Hospice team provides your care in the comfort of your own home, whether your personal residence, a family member’s home or a facility.
Services for Your Family
We offer a variety of supportive services for your family, including education on how to help with your care, tools for caring for themselves, and bereavement support for your family and caregiver.
A Referral by Your Doctor
A signed referral by a doctor starts the process for an evaluation and admission to Hospice. Once on hospice, there is no set time limit; we care for you and your family throughout the end of your life.
Paying for Hospice Care
Hospice of Redmond’s services are a benefit of Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. Services are also paid for through donations from individuals, families and foundations. No one is refused admission due to a lack of ability to pay.
You Can Change Your Mind
Receiving hospice care is your personal choice. You can change your mind about receiving care at any time and leave our program if you decide to pursue curative treatment for your illness again. You can also decide to return to our care.
Hospice Care as Long as You are Eligible
You receive hospice care as long as your doctor and/or the Hospice Medical Director certify that you are eligible. Once on hospice, there is no set time limit, we care for you throughout the end of your life.
How to Get Started with Hospice Care
Admission to our Hospice is simple. All that is needed is:
• A decision by you to discontinue curative treatments (i.e. chemotherapy for cancer);
• A desire by you to pursue treatments meant only to promote comfort; and
• A referral from your doctor who can state that if your disease continues on its present course, your life expectancy is 6 months or less.
Initial referrals of patients to Hospice are frequently made by family members or doctors. We meet with each individual to determine their appropriateness for admission to Hospice.
Crooked River Ranch
Hospice of Redmond has been providing Palliative Care with the guidance of Dr. David Tretheway, Medical Director, for 20 years.