When most people think of hospice, they rightly think of “end of life” care or comfort care for the terminally ill. While these are accurate descriptions, they are limiting when you consider all that is done by our team of staff and volunteers at Hospice of Redmond.
In its 40th year, Hospice of Redmond remains a dedicated team of professionals to include our medical director, registered nurses, a social worker, hospice aides, and spiritual and bereavement counselors.
When faced with a terminal illness, the care we deliver is multifaceted. Pain management is only a part of the treatment. We look at patients’ needs as a whole and assist physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our clinical staff uses various symptom management methods and pain control to allow our patients to remain as active and in control of their lives as possible.
Defining Palliative Care
Facing a chronic or severe illness can be quite stressful. Palliative Care is available to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with such an illness so the focus can shift to improving quality of life. Our team listens and identifies the patients’ needs and goals to provide accurate recommendations and resources to help where it is needed most.
Our palliative care program supports the needs of the patient physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is recommended that Palliative Care be introduced during the early stages of treatment. A physician’s referral is welcome; however, it is not required to begin inquiring about service options.
Our Transitions program is an excellent option to help navigate and connect with available community resources for those facing a life-limiting illness. Besides linking clients up with community resources, some of the additional services offered through our Transitions program include emotional support and assistance arranging respite care. This free non-medical program is delivered by our experienced Transitions team and trained volunteers to provide support and wherever it is needed.
Bereavement Support – Supporting the Whole Family
Hospice of Redmond isn’t only for the patient. Our team of bereavement counselors is available to help support those in need during their difficult time. We have numerous resources available to help our families work through their grief. Our bereavement support services are available for both adults and children. Support can be provided in a group setting or individually, and through special programs such as grief support groups, A Guided Autobiography, and Camp Sunrise.
Our goal at Hospice of Redmond is to help our families focus on each other and not the illness. We are here to take care of the patient’s needs so our families can focus on making memories. Wherever you call home, we are here to support you. If you are someone you know is facing a life-limiting illness, we would be honored to help you. Please contact us at 541-548-7483 to learn more about the programs available.