Hospice is not just a building, it is a philosophy of care. Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives.
Each of us faces death as uniquely as we live our life. Our experience tells us that most of us hope that when death comes to us or someone close to us, it will be peaceful and free of pain. We hope to face death surrounded by those we love, care for, feeling safe and comfortable.
But many of us fear it will not be like this. We fear pain, distress and loss of control. We worry we will be a burden. We do not know where to get help.
Hospice is not just a building, it is a philosophy of care. Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives. The care we provide for patients is holistic, caring for not just their physical needs but also their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. We care for the families/whanau and friends as well, both before and after death. Irrespective of where they are, this philosophy of care does not change.
However many people do not know about Hospice care, and sometimes, even when they do know about hospices, people fear that they will be gloomy, scary and depressing. This is not so.