“They were excellent, and we appreciate everything they did. I would definitely recommend.”
Alliance Hospice provides comprehensive hospice care and support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our compassionate, experienced and well-trained interdisciplinary team of hospice nurses, home health aides, hospice social workers, therapists, bereavement counselors and volunteers. We always put patients and families first and strive to make every interaction with you and your loved one more meaningful.
Patients and Families Always Come First
The mission of Alliance Hospice is to understand and help guide our patients’ quest for a rewarding quality of life in their final days and to help their circle of family and friends support them in life and grieve for them in death. Alliance pledges to provide expert hospice care for the comfort and dignity of the terminally ill by addressing their individual physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Alliance Hospice serves as a resource to the community for end-of-life care and related issues and seeks to provide care for all appropriate patients and families who need hospice services regardless of their ability to pay.
“Thank you for making my mother’s last days comfortable.”
“The hospice team was amazing. There were no surprises at the end because I was thoroughly educated by Rhonda and her aide. I knew what to expect and knew what to do.”
“My family and I sincerely appreciate the empathy with which the hospice team dealt with our loved one and us as a family during his extended illness. Each member of the team was very attentive and responsive to whatever need we presented to them.”
“I will be forever grateful for the Director’s advice to call my sons home. We had been told that he had 3-6 months but when she came to speak with us, she could tell it would be sooner. They quickly got a hospital bed and pain meds for him that night. By the next day, my sons arrived and he died the following day with his family surrounding him. Thank you!”
“Everyone was wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about the care received. They were always there for us. It was a blessing to have the team during this most difficult of times.”
“Hospice team members were excellent. RNs always responded whenever we needed them. I was entirely happy with the hospice team.”
“God Bless Each of you.”
“My mother received very good care. There was always someone to talk to when needed. Her nurse even called me on her OFF days to see how she was, and even came by the hospital. You have a very good service. Thanks for the great care of my mother!”
“The care that was provided by the hospice team was very excellent and was done with love and special care. They were very friendly and always did their job very well. My husband was very well cared for by everyone.”
“The nurses and caretakers took good care of my mother. God bless you all!”
“The nurse and staff were very professional and personable. The book given out was wonderful in helping in the journey for the family.”
Anyone diagnosed with a limited life expectancy can receive Alliance Hospice care. A physician certifies that the illness is terminal (with a life expectancy of 6 months or less). The physician collaborates with the Alliance Hospice team for appropriate services, tailored to the needs and wishes of the patient. Many patients have cancer, but Alliance Hospice cares for those with many other life-limiting illness, including heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Family and friends also receive the benefits of hospice care to help them support the patient and adapt to changes in their lives. Alliance Hospice continues supporting families for over one year after the patient’s death.
Many people mistakenly believe that hospice patients are bed-bound, critically ill, and unable to continue living life to the fullest. Hospice celebrates life and supports you in achieving your individual needs in this chapter of your life. Contact the Admission Coordinator at Alliance Hospice with any questions you may have about hospice care or eligibility.
After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment. When your physician tells you that there is no curative treatment for your illness, the treatment is not helping any longer or you decide that the side effects of treatment are too great, you may consider choosing comfort care as your goal.
Aggressive medical treatment focuses on curing the physical illness. It often requires intensive care in a clinical setting that can diminish quality of life. Hospice care has the focus of comfort, by relieving pain and other symptoms, while continuing to address emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family.
Alliance Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but relieves pain and physical discomfort so that the patient can experience a more peaceful and satisfying quality. Hospice care is designed to primarily take place in the home. Many families tell us that they waited too long to take full advantage of all the benefits offered by hospice care.