The Benefits of Hospice Care

Bethesda Health | May 22, 2014

If your loved one has a terminal illness, you should consider St. Louis hospice care. Hospice care provides comfort and support for people who are nearing the end of life by reducing pain and addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.  Hospice provides the highest quality of care and comfort instead of  treating the patient’s underlying disease.

When a loved one is ready for comfort care, choosing hospice care means avoiding unwanted hospitalizations, medical treatments, and medical procedures.  Bethesda’s hospice team aims to support patients’ and caregiver’s wishes while helping them achieve their goals for care.

A Professional Caring Community

Our comprehensive and interdisciplinary hospice care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Care is provided by a team of professionals and volunteers to meet the needs of each patient. A hospice care team typically involves:

Additionally, many people decide to enroll in St. Louis hospice care early. By doing so, you and  your loved one can develop a strong relationship with the hospice staff.

A Healthier & Longer Life

Studies show that consistent and competent hospice care helps people feel better and live longer, even if they have a terminal or incurable illness.

Offering the Comforts of Home

Bethesda Hospice SuitesIn addition to providing residents with medical and emotional support, hospice care keeps residents comfortable.

Bethesda Health Group offers hospice suites at each of its three skilled nursing home communities. Each community’s room and board daily rate includes:

Every hospice suite is spacious, creating an atmosphere of  privacy that allows  family members to come together to visit or  reflect peacefully. Each private suite includes:

By giving our residents one the best possible living areas and support, hospice care ensures the safety and comfort of your loved one.

Contact Bethesda Health Group About St. Louis Hospice Care

Call us at (314) 446-0623 for Detailed Information


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