Bridge of Care Agency's mission is to match individuals with the best possible hospice service for the terminally ill patient and their love ones with the support and care they require to live their lives comfortably. Our group of professional partners strives to enable the patient and family to maintain dignity and quality of life.
Bridge of Care Agency's goal is to achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort. We strive to empower the patient and family by providing them with the tools, information, and support they need to make informed decisions. Bridge of Care group of professional partners provide ongoing support for family and friends for as long as needed.
Bridge of Care Agency believe that Hospice care should be available to any and all persons with an illness for which there is no cure or for persons who elect to attempt a cure, resulting in a limited life expectancy.
The philosophy of Hospice is to provide the terminally ill patient, their family and friends supportive and loving care, in tranquil surroundings, and the wherewithal to live fully and comfortably for as long as possible. The patient is then permitted to die naturally and with dignity when the time comes.
Hospice Care seeks to alleviate emotional and spiritual pain, and to control the accompanying, symptoms. While it may be futile to pursue aggressive treatments or surgery. Hospice Care can provide attention, friendship, care and love.
With appropriate intervention and utilization of the multiple of resources that are available for palliation and pain control, the last months, weeks and days of an individual's life can have quality, and provide loved ones with lasting memories of special moments.
We highly respect the patient's right to be furnished with the complete and current information regarding their medical condition. This includes, but is not limited to the prognosis and the planned course of palliative treatment, as well as any significant risks that may be involved. Each and every patient shall have the right to refuse any and all treatments.
The patient and his or her family are assured that the physician or Hospice Director, Social Worker, Pastoral Counselor and Nurse are available to discuss any matter or concern to the patient or family.
The patient has a right to complete privacy concerning care program, including all written communications, case histories, consultations, physical examinations and treatments.
Palliative Advocate HealthCare exists to provide support and caring to persons and their families who are in the final phase of living. Our goal is to enable them to preserve their human dignity and enrich the quality of their life. Support for the family and/or friends continues after the death of their love one, for as long as necessary.
The term Hospice was originally a medieval name for a way station where pilgrims and travelers could be replenished, refreshed and cared for as they made their journey to the Holy Land. This word always has signified a haven for the people on a journey. In the 19th century, the Irish Sisters of Charity cared for the "incurables" in homes, which they called hospices.
The modern hospice originated in London, where Dr. Cicely Sanders opened St. Christopher's Hospice in 1965. There are now varied adaptions of hospice care such as: Hospice wards in acute care hospitals, nursing facilities, board and care homes, and hospice home care services.
Palliative Advocate HealthCare recognizes that the dying, and those close to them, has a unique physical, psychological, spiritual and practical needs. The goal of Palliative Advocate Healthcare is to provide the terminally ill patient and his family members with the knowledge and information needed to make choices that will enable them to live through this final stage of their life with meaning and peace.
Palliative Advocate HealthCare is committed to educating and providing information to the community. We strive in our day to day operations, and through the provisions of services, to contribute to the evolution of a completely informed society, in hopeds that the knowledge will facilitate decision making, and empower the consumer.
In-Services for facilities, residentials, patients and employees, include but are not limited to the following: 1) Who is eligible for the Hospice benefit?; 2) What are the benefits of Hospice services, and what are the services?; 3) What is the difference between Hospice and Home Health; 4) What is a: Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Advance Directives?; 5) What is Case Management?