About Us

OUR MISSION

At Continuum Care Hospice, we provide terminally ill patients and their loved ones with the support and care they require to live their lives comfortably. Our skilled hospice team is dedicated to helping our patients and their families maintain their dignity and quality of life. Our goal is to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort for the patient and to provide tools, information and support for the patient’s family so that they feel confident in the crucial decisions that come along with terminal illnesses. We provide ongoing care and support for our patients and their families  for as long as it is needed.

OUR
COMMITMENT

We promise to continuously provide you with the best service, the friendliest staff, and the most innovative care possible.

At Continuum Care Hospice, we are committed to providing our patients with quality care and support. We recognize the need to maintain and enhance the dignity and respect given to each and every individual in our care. Our compassionate, caring outlook manifests itself in the various areas of hospice and palliative care. Our staff works wholeheartedly to do everything possible to enhance the life of your loved ones.

OUR CARE TEAM
Medical Director
The medical director co-certifies the terminal diagnoses with the attending physician, and then leads the interdisciplinary team in the development of a plan of care for the patient. The director also provides consultation with other physicians regarding each patient.
Attending Physician
The attending physician certifies the terminal diagnosis, and directs and approves a plan of care based on the patient’s needs and symptoms. The physician then coordinates the patients’ care together with the interdisciplinary team.
Hospice Nurse
The hospice nurse develops a care plan to ensure symptom control and pain management. The nurse coordinates care with the attending physician, primary caregiver, and care center staff as well as doctors visits. The hospice nurse provides family training as well.
Home Health Aide
The home health aide provides the patients with direct personal care. The aide ensures the patient’s comfort, and provides emotional support for the patient’s family. The aide also identifies the patient’s needs and report them to the RN case manager.
Social Worker
The social worker assesses patient and family’s emotional, social, spiritual, and financial needs and then develops a plan of care tailored to meet identified needs. The social worker also provides direct counseling as needed, or refers patients and families to appropriate community agencies to ensure support is available.
Chaplain
The chaplain’s job is to assess patient and family spiritual needs, and to develop a plan of care to meet identified needs. The chaplain provides direct spiritual counseling, consultations and referrals to community clergy. The chaplain is available to assist with memorial preparations if desired.
Volunteer
Volunteers provide companionship and comfort to help support the patient and family. They also help with various non-medical services, such as letter writing, and time for caregivers and family. Volunteers also provide support at time of death and during the bereavement process.
Bereavement
Our bereavement team provides emotional support by direct contact or by telephone for families going through the grieving process. We keep up an ongoing correspondence in the form of supportive letters. We also hold regularly scheduled memorial services to celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones.
Hospice Music Therapy

Music therapy is the clinical use of music by a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) to meet individuals’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. In practice, music therapy in hospice has been shown to accomplish a number of goals, including the following:

Pain management
Anxiety reductionImproving comfort
Expression of emotions (verbally and non-verbally
Increasing feelings of meaning/purpose
Resolving family conflict/relational stress
Processing grief-related feelings and experiences

Increasing self-esteem/self-acceptance
Increasing range of coping mechanisms
Enhancing quality of life
Gaining a sense of spiritual support
Fostering meaningful sensory engagement
Creating positive memories at the end of life

EXTENDED SERVICES

Extended Services will also be provided when identified by the Care Service Team as needed.

Dietetics Physical Therapy Respiratory TherapyMusic Therapy

Occupational Therapy Speech Language Pathology Pharmacy