Hospice Services

One in three Americans is caring for a loved one with a serious illness. They find themselves looking for answers to important questions and making challenging decisions every day. It’s not something anyone should have to go through alone. Premier Hospice is there to help families when they need it most.

The services we offer are extensive and include but are not limited to:

Levels of Care

Premier provides the level of care that is most appropriate to meet your individual needs.

1

Routine Home Care

Provided to individuals in the comfort of their home, whether the home is a private residence, a long term care facility, or an assisting living community.

2

Inpatient Care

Short term inpatient care at a hospice-approved facility.  Patients receive intense palliative treatments to address pain and symptom management. Once symptoms are controlled, the patient returns to their home.

3

Continuous Care

This level of care is medically necessary care for patients who may be experiencing a medical crisis requiring more intense pain or symptom management for short term extra support.

4

Respite Care

As needed for family members or caregiver relief up to 5 days on an occasional basis at a hospice approved facility.

Your Care Team

Our team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers believe in the Golden Rule. We treat others the way we want to be treated. We help take care of your loved one’s needs during the last days of their life.

We have the following care providers on our team:

Licensed experts who adhere to the doctor’s plan of care. Services include:

  • Consistent, thorough care
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Medication oversight
  • Symptom control
  • Wound care
  • Pain and symptom management

Certified professionals who work very closely with our nurses to ensure there are not any gaps in your loved one’s care. Services include:

  • Assisting in personal care
  • Light housekeeping
  • Life enhancement activities such as reading to the patient, writing letters, and going for walks.

Licensed experts who go beyond traditional health care so your loved one is connected to all the resources they need to be as comfortable as possible. Services include:

  • Social and emotional support
  • Assisting with community resource scheduling

Treating the whole person includes helping to meet the spiritual needs of the patient and family. A chaplain treats the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. While assessing the patient’s and family’s spiritual needs, they provide direct counseling, consult with community clergy, and provide bereavement support.

The Medical Director leads the hospice care team in developing a plan of care to meet each patient’s specific needs, provides consultation to physicians regarding hospice care, and certifies terminal prognosis as part of the hospice eligibility process.

Pet Therapy – There is a unique relationship that develops between a person and their pet. It could be because pets are loyal, affectionate, and comforting, or it could simply be that they are good listeners. Many people who receive end-of-life care appreciate the comfort of having one of our specially trained pets (especially dogs) by their sides. Pet therapy is a way for people to experience joy – an emotion that isn’t often associated with a life-limiting illness.

Music Therapy – Music is used throughout our lives to enrich our experiences. Music therapy is often used in the same way for people facing the last days of their lives. Music therapists are valued members of the Premier Hospice care team. They are professionally trained musicians who entertain patients and families. Whether it’s writing a song, learning to play guitar, or getting acquainted with the beautiful nuances of sound, music therapy can create a relaxing atmosphere and/or become a fulfilling diversion for a hospice patient. Our therapists work closely with each patient, helping them set and achieve musical goals.

Volunteers are specially trained to support you and your family through companionship, grief support, and caregiver relief. 

Hospice Care