Three Oaks provides hospice and palliative care services wherever a patient calls home. This could be at the patient’s residence, at the home of a family member or in an assisted living community where the patient resides. Short-term hospice or palliative care may also be available during a temporary hospital stay.
Since end-of-life comfort is part of the goal of hospice, the idea is to keep the patient in a familiar environment where the hospice professionals and family caregiver can manage significant symptoms. Remaining at home is often a primary concern of patients with a life-limiting illness, so this is taken into consideration when planning where to carry out services.
The hospice care team is made up of multiple care providers who visit the patient on a prearranged schedule. Your team may include nurses, social workers, physical or occupational therapists, counselors, volunteers and clergy members.