OUR SERVICES

Serenity Hospice Care provides a comprehensive range of services to address the multiple needs and stages of patients and their families.
It takes the coordinated efforts of individuals with different areas of expertise to effectively provide these services, including: medical professionals and caregivers specializing in pain management; aides to assist in activities of daily living; dietary personnel; specially trained and experienced social workers; chaplain or clergy members; and of course, family members.
What we provide

OUR SERVICES


Hospice care offers a range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of patients and their families. These services often include:

Pain and symptom management

Hospice teams work closely with patients and their physicians to develop personalized plans for pain and symptom control. Medications and other interventions are utilized to ensure the patient’s comfort.


Assistance with daily activities

Hospice care aims to maintain the patient’s independence and quality of life. Caregivers can assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, to help patients remain comfortable and dignified.


Emotional and spiritual support

Hospice teams include counselors, social workers, and chaplains who provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones. They offer guidance, counseling, and assistance in navigating the emotional challenges associated with end-of-life care.


Counseling and bereavement support

Hospice provides counseling services to patients and their families to help them cope with the challenges and grief associated with end-of-life care. Bereavement support is also offered to family members after the patient’s passing, providing assistance and resources during the mourning process.

Medication management

Hospice providers have expertise in managing medications related to the patient’s terminal illness. They help coordinate prescriptions, ensure proper dosages, and address any concerns or side effects.


Durable Medical Equipment

Hospice care may include the provision of necessary medical equipment and supplies to enhance comfort and support at home. DME can include items such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, oxygen supplies, and mobility aids.


Respite care for caregivers

Hospice recognizes the physical and emotional toll caregiving can have on family members. Respite care services offer temporary relief for caregivers, allowing them to take a break and recharge while the patient receives care in a hospice facility or through short-term inpatient care.


Palliative Care

Palliative care, a cornerstone of comprehensive healthcare, is designed to cater to individuals grappling with serious illnesses. This holistic approach prioritizes enhancing the overall quality of life for both patients and their families.


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These comprehensive services are delivered by a team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers, working together to provide holistic care and support.

The Core Tenets of

PALLIATIVE CARE

Palliative care, a cornerstone of comprehensive healthcare, is designed to cater to individuals grappling with serious illnesses. This holistic approach prioritizes enhancing the overall quality of life for both patients and their families. Rooted in three essential principles—effective symptom management, streamlined coordination of care, and a focus on informed goals—palliative care underpins a patient-centric approach to healthcare.

1. SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT: EASING THE JOURNEY

Central to palliative care is the art of symptom management. Severe illnesses often bring forth a range of challenging symptoms, including pain, fatigue, and nausea. The aim of palliative care is to alleviate these symptoms through a combination of medication, therapy, and interventions. By ensuring physical comfort, palliative care aims to improve patients’ emotional and psychological well-being, enabling them to concentrate on the aspects of life that truly matter.

2. COORDINATED CARE: A SINGULAR POINT OF CONTACT

In instances where a dedicated team may not be present, the role of a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) becomes pivotal. This experienced healthcare professional oversees all facets of care, from reviewing treatments and medications to fostering communication with various providers. Through such coordination, the CRNP ensures that care remains cohesive and comprehensive, all while offering the families and patients a deep understanding of their condition. This educational aspect extends to disease management, providing patients and their families with a clear comprehension of their ailment and its proper management.

3. INFORMED GOALS: EMPOWERING DECISION-MAKING

Within the realm of palliative care, informed goals are a crucial element. Collaborative discussions between the CRNP, patients, and their families allow for an alignment of medical interventions with personal values and priorities. By facilitating open dialogue, palliative care empowers patients to make well-informed decisions regarding their treatment. This approach not only preserves the patient’s autonomy but also nurtures a sense of dignity throughout their journey.
Ultimately, palliative care encompasses symptom management, coordinated care overseen by a dedicated CRNP, and the establishment of well-informed goals. This approach not only improves the quality of life for patients but also provides vital support for their families. With a focus on comprehensive care, compassion, and empowerment, palliative care remains an essential cornerstone for those facing serious illnesses.
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Serenity Hospice provides caring and compassionate hospice care services to patients and families throughout its servicing counties in PA.

SERVING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

Berk
Bucks
Carbon
Chester
Dauphin
Delaware
Lancaster
Lebanon
Lehigh
Montgomery
Northampton
Philadelphia
York

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