Care, Comfort, and Continual Support
Evangelical takes care of the emotional and spiritual needs of our Hospice patient family members, offering continued support even after the patient's passing. We provide a program to teach coping techniques to deal with grief and loss, a panel that focuses on helping those who have lost a loved one cope during the holiday season, and other support methods.
Giving Patients and Families Comfort
Hospice of Evangelical helps patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families make the most of the time they have left together.
Our Hospice is a comprehensive program that assists patients and their families with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs that may accompany a life-limiting illness. Hospice of Evangelical's nurses are solely dedicated to the specialty of end of life care. With over 75 years of experience and ongoing training, you can be assured that Hospice of Evangelical will provide a level of expertise not found elsewhere. When quality matters, request Hospice of Evangelical.
Hospice's philosophy of care emphasizes symptom management and adding quality of life to each day.
Care at Home
Hospice care can be provided in the patient's/family's home, Assisted Livings, and Nursing Homes. Hospice of Evangelical has contracts to provide care at Riverwoods, Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation, Watsontown Healthcare and Rehab center, Nottingham, The Manor at Penn Village, Rolling Hills Health and Rehabilitation, and Manorcare in Sunbury.
Our nurses are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions, discuss concerns, visit, and provide support.
Over 100 specially trained volunteers provide support to our patients and families both at home and in the nursing home. Our Vigil Volunteer program offers volunteers to accompany nursing home patients in their final days. Volunteers can often be found visiting patients and families, providing pet and music therapy, assisting at the office, fundraising, as well as coordinating the bereavement program.
The Hospice of Evangelical support extends even further. Hospice families continue to receive care following the death of the patient. Continued bereavement support is provided for at least 13 months.
Our Support Services Include:
- Life After Loss
This six-week program will help participants learn coping techniques to deal with grief and loss in a supportive setting.
- Coping with the Holidays
This special panel discussion will focus on helping those who have lost a loved one cope during the holiday season.
- Other Support
The Hospice of Evangelical team also provides services to patients in nursing homes, personal care homes, and assisted living communities.
The Evangelical Team
Hospice of Evangelical care is provided by a team of professionals who work together to evaluate and coordinate the patient's care:
- Hospice Coordinator
- Hospice Medical Director
- Patient's Physician
- Social Worker
- Hospice Chaplain
- Hospice Aides
- Volunteer Liaison
Family members and caregivers play an integral part of the care team of Hospice of Evangelical and are encouraged to play a major role in the patient's care.
Hospice Volunteers Available for Speaking Engagements
Specially trained volunteers from the Hospice of Evangelical program are available for speaking engagements with local service clubs, churches, and civic organizations.
The volunteer presentations will explain the services and support that Hospice of Evangelical provides. By taking Evangelical’s message directly to the community, staff, and volunteers hope to educate more people about Hospice as an end of life care option.
To schedule a speaker, please call Kara Persun, Volunteer Liaison at 570-522-2955.
Hospice fees can be billed through Medicare/Medicaid, as well as most private insurance and managed care plans. Regardless of ability to pay, all patients in need receive care.
To learn more about Hospice of Evangelical, please fill out our information form, call us at 570-522-2550 or send an email.
For more general information on Hospice care, please visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization website.
Please help us continue to provide quality, comforting end-of-life care by filling out a donation form.