What is Hospice Care?
Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on the quality of life for people who are experiencing an advanced life-limiting illness. It is a program that provides compassionate care for people in the last stages of life. Under optimum conditions, Hospice is most helpful during the final six months of life expectancy.Hospice believes in the right of patients and family members to know accurately and honestly what is happening to them so they can choose how they want to spend the remaining amount of time in the most purposeful and meaningful ways. Hospice programs help family members understand, prepare for, and support each other through a final illness. At Hospice of Westchester we help families make the most of each day.
How do I choose a Hospice?
The Hospice of Westchester difference.
Hospice of Westchester is committed to providing compassionate end of life care. We combine the highest level of quality medical care with emotional and spiritual support enabling individuals and their loved ones to make the most of each day.
Hospice of Westchester Core Values
- Commitment and compassion for those we serve and each other.
- Respect for individuality, diversity, personal choice and spiritual belief.
- Continuous pursuit of organizational excellence.
- Honesty and integrity in all we say and do.
- Stewardship of the resources with which we have been entrusted.
- Team work to achieve our mission and support our values.
- Ethical relationships with all community partners.
Hospice of Westchester brings together a team of specially trained professionals and volunteers who work with the patient’s physician to develop an individualized plan of care designed to control pain and ease end of life struggles for our patients and their families. All our clinicians work under the direction of our hospice medical director.
“By having Fred at home I could be with him all the time. Our children, our grandchildren, our friends could visit at any time...”