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
Evangelical Hospice 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. Evangelical's Hospice 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 Evangelical Hospice will provide a level of expertise not found elsewhere. When quality matters, request Evangelical Hospice.
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. Evangelical Hospice has contracts to provide care at Riverwoods, Kramm Healthcare, Watsontown Healthcare and Rehab center, Nottingham, The Manor at Penn Village and Rolling Hills Manor.
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 supports 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 Evangelical Hospice 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 Evangelical Hospice team also provides services to patients in nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living communities.
The Evangelical Team
Evangelical Hospice 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 Evangelical Hospice and are encouraged to play a major role in the patient's care.
Hospice Volunteers Available for Speaking Engagements
Specially trained volunteers from Evangelical Community Hospital Hospice program are available for speaking engagements with local service clubs, churches and civic organizations.
The volunteer presentations will explain the services and support that Evangelical Hospice 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 Evangelical Hospice, 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.