Hospice is a concept of care that focuses on maximizing the quality of life for people in their final stage of life. It was founded on the belief that people who are in the dying process should be able to receive the greatest degree of comfort and dignity.
Columbus Community Hospital’s hospice program focuses on the patient and family, not the disease. Its philosophy emphasizes maintaining patients in their own home or place of residence. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team which consists of the doctor, nurse, social worker, therapist, counselor, home health aide, spiritual advisor and other health professionals.
When do we start hospice?
Hospice care is appropriate when a person with a terminal illness no longer benefits from medical treatment. It’s best to talk to your family member’s doctor to determine when it’s time for hospice. We encourage the patient and their family to be involved in developing an individualized plan of care with their physician and CCH’s hospice staff.
Hear what some of our patients have to say about their experience with CCH’s hospice program:
"We used hospice care for nearly nine months, and throughout the entire experience, the nurses and caregivers all did a wonderful job maintaining Mary’s health. They were considerate in their duties, and always had her well-being top of mind. I would recommend this team and their care to anyone." – Dick G
For more testimonials and information on CCH’s hospice program, see our Home Health/Hospice Program Care Summary
CCH’s hospice program offers a variety of services that address people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs, including: :
- Pain management.
- Treatment of physical symptoms.
- Medical supplies and equipment.
- Emotional and spiritual supports.
- Skilled and compassionate nursing care.
- Bereavement services.
- Assistance with medical forms.
- 24/7 registered nurse phone availability.
Our hospice staff would be happy to discuss the services we provide to you and your family, as well as other community resources that are available. For more information, please contact 402-562-3300.
Columbus Community Hospital – south campus
3005 19th St.
Columbus, NE 68601