Hospice is medical care designed to maximize comfort and quality of life for patients facing terminal illnesses.
Hospice care can be provided in the home, in a nursing home, or in a short-term in-patient hospital setting.
Hospice provides pain management, emotional support, help with family care giving and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.
Brookings Health System employs a caring team of professionals and volunteers sensitive to the changing needs of patients and family members during this difficult time.
Hospice services offered:
- Nursing services offered regularly and on an on-call basis
- Medical social services
- Spiritual care
- Personal care services
- Home management services
- Volunteer assistance to help with companionship, respite, errands, etc.
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services
- Nutritional services
- Medication for symptom management
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Short-term in-patient care
- Bereavement/aftercare services for at least a year
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Referrals can be provided by a physician, hospital staff member, family member or friend, or a patient can self-refer.
For more information on hospice services, call 605-696-7700.