At Indiana University Health Frankfort Hospital, we provide comfort to patients during the final stages of life. We are committed to providing personalized service and a coordinated care plan to help terminally ill patients retain control and quality of life during their remaining days. Our hospice team also supports the patient’s family.
The main goal of hospice is to provide compassionate care that meets the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of patients facing the end of life. Our integrated, family-centered team of trained professionals understands how to make patients comfortable, while helping them carry out personal choices. Hospice care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to anyone facing a life expectancy of six months or less. This includes palliative care to manage pain and symptoms using medicines and medical equipment. We attend to patients at home or in assisted living facilities.
The hospice team includes specialized physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains and other trained staff. They provide complete end-of-life care, while promoting wellness and maintaining respect for individual needs and concerns. Frequent communication between clinical staff and a patient’s primary care physician ensures that patient and family needs are met and constantly reassessed.