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Hospice

Planning end-of-life care for yourself or a loved one can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be. Our comforting and compassionate JRMC Home Health & Hospice team will walk you through it.

Join us Tuesday, Nov. 7 for “Choosing Hospice: It doesn’t mean giving up.”

“Hospice doesn’t mean giving up,” said Maren Radi, JRMC hospice coordinator and registered nurse. “It means that the patient chooses quality of life rather than quantity, to live the remainder of his or her days.”

Informed patients and families make the best decisions about healthcare, so JRMC is offering the “Choosing Hospice” as a way to help the community.

Choosing Hospice: It doesn’t mean giving up
5 p.m. open house | 5:30 p.m. presentation
Jamestown Arts Center
Light appetizers will be provided.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, call (701) 952-4796

Since 1995, JRMC Hospice has been committed to providing individuals with compassionate end-of-life care. JRMC Hospice provides humane and compassionate care for individuals and their families in the last stages of an incurable disease so that they may live life fully and as comfortable as possible.

Hospice’s mission is to help individuals and their families through the special challenges of life’s last season. Our goal is to provide comfort through symptom control and support of the individual and their family throughout this process. Hospice provides physical and palliative care utilizing a comprehensive combination of services related to the terminal illness. JRMC’s end-of-life care can be provided in the patient’s home, whether that is a home address, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location.

Hospice services include:

  • nursing
  • home health aide
  • social work
  • counseling
  • volunteers
  • pastoral services
  • dietary counseling
  • speech therapy
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • durable medical equipment
  • medication management
  • 24/7 licensed nurse availability
  • bereavement care

 

Where is Hospice care given?
Most care is provided in the home but is also available to individuals in local nursing homes. In the home, family, friends and volunteers may work with the hospice team to provide care. At nursing homes, our staff will join with their staff to care for the individual and family.

When is Hospice care given?

Hospice can best serve individuals if we are involved soon after the decision has been made to stop curative treatment. The hospice team reviews changes that occurring for the individual and their family by assessing physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.

The JRMC team focuses on comfort by controlling pain and other systems so the patient can remain as alert and comfortable as possible. They also have a social work team who helps the patient and family understand and cope with what is happening. JRMC has an on-staff chaplain to provide additional spiritual support and grief counseling.

Grief Support
JRMC Hospice is a part of and works with the Jamestown Area Grief Support Team in providing support groups and programs including a widow’s retreat. We encourage activities for families that help avoid the regret of not having done or said important things, giving them support and tools to say goodbye.

 

 

Contact JRMC Hospice

  • (701) 952-4847