Community Hospices Program
At The Washington Home, hospice services are offered for those with a terminal illness who are in the final phase of life. Patients often choose our own Community Hospices program as their preferred provider when selecting hospice care. Community Hospices, one of the divisions of The Washington Home organization, provides expert palliative care and a wide range of other services to patients, enabling them to live in their residence at The Washington Home and avoid unwanted hospital transfers. People with a terminal illness - as a result of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, end-stage heart disease, a debilitating stroke or other condition can benefit from hospice when curative treatment is no longer effective.
Community Hospices' Team members include:
- Certified nursing assistants
- Home health aides
- Social workers
- Bereavement counselors
In addition to being experts in symptom management, the hospice team advocates for whatever is necessary and possible to meet each patient's unique, end-of-life needs and wishes. Working in tandem with the staff of The Washington Home, the Community Hospices' team will provide hospice services if they are clinically appropriate for the resident and requested.