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What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is the model of high-quality, patient-focused care that helps terminally ill patients and their families live as fully as possible. We treat the patient, not the disease. The focus is on caring, not curing.

Hospice utilizes an interdisciplinary team of experienced healthcare professionals and trained volunteers who address symptom control and pain management, and provide emotional and spiritual support tailored to your needs and wishes.

Hospice is not “giving up.” It’s choosing to live the remainder of your time in the way you wish. The sooner hospice care is begun, the sooner we can provide holistic care for the patient and their family. Our hospice care helps make meaningful moments possible.

Who May Be a Candidate for Hospice Care?

Hospice care is for anyone who:

  • Has been diagnosed with a life-limiting disease with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease process runs its normal course
  • Plans no further curative care or treatment
  • Is asking for comfort measures only, such as pain management and symptom control

How Can Stillwater Hospice Help?

We provide:

  • Medical services by a hospice physician in addition to the patient’s physicians
  • Nursing visits with hospice-certified RNs
  • 24-hour RNs, on call for questions, emergencies or visits
  • Medications for symptom control
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Therapies as needed to enhance quality of life
  • Social worker services
  • Home health aide visits
  • Spiritual support
  • Volunteer services
  • Emotional support for patients and family
  • Grief support for family members

Hospice Care Is Covered By:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private insurance
  • Private payment

Financial assistance is provided through the generosity of the Stillwater Foundation and supporters such as local foundations, corporations and individuals. In fact, because Stillwater Hospice is a not-for-profit organization, we are proud to care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.