What is Hospice?

Hospice is a special way of caring for a person facing a life-limiting illness, in the familiar surrounding of home. Hospice focuses on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their family members. While providing assistance and meeting the needs of seriously ill patients and their families, hospice focuses on promoting comfort and self determination, enabling patients to participate in making decisions about care at the end of their life. Hospice regards dying as a meaningful and normal process in each individual's life. Hospice is about comfort care. Hospice is not about giving up or losing hope.

 At Fremont Regional Hospice, we focus on helping keep our patients and their families free from pain, anxiety and stress. Our hospice team includes nurses, certified nursing assistants, chaplains, medical social workers, and volunteers all working under the direction of each patient's physician. This includes:

  • Observation and assessment
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Caregiver education
  • Guidance on end-of-life decisions such as advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, or funeral planning
  • Emotional and Spiritual support
  • Bereavement support and grief counseling
  • Personal care
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

The philosophy of Fremont Regional Hospice is each patient has the right to live his/her final days as comfortably as possible and to experience dignified and peaceful death.