Hospice and Palative Care of the Eastern Shore
HPCES Programs & Services
Hospice Calendar - Contains dates and times for grief support groups, caregiver support, senior education and other community support groups for the Eastern Shore community.
Programs and services provided by Hospice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week....
Hospice Care – Hospice care is a special way of caring for people with limited life expectancies. Hospice care focuses on treating the person, not the disease, and on providing ongoing support for loved ones. Care is usually provided in homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospices.
Palliative Care- In the Palliative Care Consult Program, Hospice's experienced palliative care team provides assessments and consultations to attending physicians, assisting them in reducing the effects of pain and other problems that affect patients' quality of life.
Palliative Home Care - This program provides palliative home care in patients' homes, and is in partnership with Shore Healthcare at Home. The palliative care team provides pain and symptom management to patients; addresses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs; and assists caregivers with support and education, all at home. The program is also appropriate for any diagnosis or illness, at any age, whatever the life expectancy.
Bereavement - Comfort and encouragement are provided to friends and family members through individual counseling, group counseling, social activities, and mailings. Current special program include: Fragile Hearts.
Caregiver Connection - This program provides support and education to people caring for loved ones with advanced illness or in the final stage of life, or former caregivers who have lost their loved ones. The group is open to caregivers of Hospice and Palliative patients as well as other caregivers and former caregivers in the community.
Lyme Connection - The Lyme Connection helps people connect with others who have Lyme disease, family members who want to help loved ones with Lyme disease, and people who want to learn more about Lyme disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention, research, and educational programs.
Watchman Program - The Watchman Program identifies and train representatives in congregations on the Eastern Shore to serve as Watchman representatives. Each Hospice-trained representative acts as a liaison between Hospice and the congregation, conveying needs within the congregation family.
What services are provided to nursing facility residents?
- A professional, friendly staff fully trained in hospice and palliative care services.
- Crisis care for residents who are in need of acute symptom management and who choose to remain in the long term care facility rather than transfer to a hospital.
- Pain and symptom management, including consultation, assistance in assessments, and hands-on care provided by staff trained in palliative care.
- Memorial services and grief and loss programs for residents' families and friends, including a bereavement program.
- A broad range of educational materials for residents and families on topics such as DNR orders, end-of-life care, advance directives and grief and loss.
- Inservices and education programs for long term care facility staff.
- Resident guides on pain and symptom management.
- Caregiver support and education.
For Hospices and Other Caregivers
Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss.
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