May 1, 2013

The Hospice Care Model


A Summary of the Hospice Care Model

  • Interdisciplinary team approach.
  • Support for the patient, family and caregiver.
  • Services are not defined by a place they are available wherever the patient is living.

What Does Hospice Offer?

  • Care focused on social, emotional, mental and spiritual support.
  • Medical equipment, supplies and related medications.
  • Bereavement counseling for children and adults.

Who Is Eligible for Care?

  • Individuals (adults and children):
  • Referred by a physician.
  • Desiring care focused on pain control and symptom management.
  • Having an illness with a life expectancy of six months or less.

Desired Outcomes for Every Patient

  • Self-determined life closure.
  • Safe and comfortable dying.
  • Effective grieving for survivors

How Do You Explore Hospice?

  • HPCG’s referral center is staffed with specialists that are waiting to talk to you.
  • Visit us online at
  • Call us at 336.624.7575.