How Can We Help?
All of us will experience a time when someone we love is faced with the end of their life. It can feel like the world, as we know it, is being turned upside down. Often, we may not know what to do, how to cope, what to expect or where to find help. Knowing where to begin is often a challenge. We may find ourselves asking these questions:
What appropriate health care decisions do I make for my loved one?
I feel so alone – how will I get the support I need to get through this?
Will my loved one be comfortable in every way?
What can I do to make sure my loved one does not die in pain?
Can my loved one be cared for at home?
Coping with a serious or life limiting illness can be an extremely difficult experience, not only for the patient, but for the family and caregivers as well. Many of us naturally experience great fear and uncertainty when faced with the prospect of dying in pain or alone.
JHC Hospice is here to help with all this and more. Hospice is a gentle, comprehensive, specialty care for people of all ages who are facing a life-limiting illness. Our highly skilled, compassionate team is dedicated to helping patients, families, and caregivers face these end-of-life issues by providing needed support. JHC Hospice is committed to creating an end-of-life journey that is pain free and meaningful.
JHC Hospice helps manage symptoms to enhance the quality of life by exploring all aspects of our human needs at the end of life. The physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs are addressed in a manner to care for the whole person and ease suffering.
At JHC Hospice, our mission is to help individuals and families who are facing serious or life limiting illness. We are proud of our participation and affiliation with organizations that support the advancement of quality care while also providing our staff the opportunity to share experiences with others.
We are JCAHO certified (www.jointcommission.org)
Links and Resources
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (www.nhpco.org)
Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts (www.nahc.org)
National Aging in Place Council (www.ageinplace.org)