Hospice Services

Making Every Day Matter

For those facing life-limiting illnesses in North Carolina and Virginia, Liberty Hospice provides compassionate care and support for a transition marked by dignity and meaning. When people hear the word “hospice,” they often associate it with death. But hospice is really about embracing each day, sharing time with family and loved ones, and easing through a natural stage of life.

It’s important to know that hospice care is a choice – a choice that leads to enhanced living for patients and families facing end-of-life challenges. Our hospice services and caregivers emphasize comfort measures and counseling to deliver physical, emotional, and spiritual support for everyone involved.

Our Patients are the Center of Our Care

Every one of our patients and their families become the center of a circle dedicated to compassionate care. Whether the patient needs nursing care from our team of Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants, the spiritual support provided by our Chaplains and Spiritual Care Coordinators or simply a caring, supportive hand to hold from our Patient Care Volunteers, our team provides an integrated approach to care that evolves as needs change.

Through our Circle of Support, Liberty Hospice Services helps families and caregivers assess a patient’s needs and find ways to impart comfort and understanding. Our Circle of Support makes these commitments to the patients and communities we serve. We will ask important questions such as:

  • What are your wishes for care?
  • How is your pain today?
  • Do you have specific spiritual needs?
  • What can I do to help you and your family today?

The Truth about Hospice

Anyone with a life-limiting illness who is no longer seeking curative treatment is eligible for hospice care. Most often a patient has a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice Care is covered by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most private insurance plans. This includes 100% of the medications, disposable supplies, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) related to the hospice diagnosis.

Wherever a patient calls home, whether in a skilled nursing center, assisted living community or private home, we answer the call with an individualized plan of care that works for everyone involved. Because of this, Hospice provides an opportunity for patients to live with grace and dignity in the comfort of their own home, if they so choose, and have a voice in how they spend their days surrounded by those they love.

An important part of the care we offer comes after the patient’s journey ends. We believe bereavement care can ease the impact of death and the journey that follows. Our bereavement services for the patient’s loved ones include support programs, educational information, and counseling services.

Five Wishes

Liberty Hospice Services can educate patients and their caregivers about a new type of living will, Five Wishes. Five Wishes expresses a patient’s personal, emotional, spiritual, and medical wishes in clear, easy-to-understand terms. Five Wishes has earned praise for its thoughtful, intuitive approach to a patient’s end-of-life requests.

Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:

  • Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them
  • What medical treatments (such as life support) you want or don't want
  • How comfortable you want to be near the end of life
  • How you want people to treat you
  • What you want your loved ones to know before you pass

Liberty Hospice Services welcomes the opportunity to educate its patients and their loved ones about the Five Wishes program.

Patient’s Bill of Rights

When you select Liberty Hospice Services for your hospice care, we are honored by your choice and make every effort to respect your personal rights. Thus, it’s our commitment to ensure that you:

  • Receive an assessment that honors your social, emotional, and cultural values and beliefs
  • Are cared for by highly-trained members of our multidisciplinary hospice team
  • Remain informed of your condition throughout our care
  • Receive clear information to make informed decisions
  • Are encouraged to have family members participate in your care

Learn more about Patient centered compassionate care with Liberty

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