Our Care Philosophy
Our specially trained, professional staff & volunteers provide around-the-clock end-of-life and bereavement care. Attention is paid to physical needs, expert pain & symptom management, and emotional & spiritual well-being as patients prepare for the completion of their life’s journey.
The focus of our care is on quality of life and we welcome patient and family input into all aspects of our program.
The most amazing experience I have ever experienced in this final stage of life. Our mum was a patient and the care, compassion and love was exemplary. The dignity they give to their patients and thought to every detail is very visible and does not go unnoticed. They are living Angels 100%. Thank You Foothills Country Hospice❤. -Family member of patient
Foothills Country Hospice offers 24 HR nursing care consisting of Registered Nurses (RN), Licenses Practical Nurses (LPN) and Health Care Aides (HCA). There is always an RN on duty 24/7. The Medical Director and attending physicians are responsible for patients’ medical care and there is a Palliative Care Specialist available on call 24/7. Our Palliative Care Specialist, attending physicians and interdisciplinary teams meet weekly to discuss patient care plans.
The Spiritual Care Director is part of our health care team and is available for spiritual discussion and consultation, or simply a supportive visit. The Spiritual Care Director can also liaise with the patient’s faith community or make arrangements with local clergy and pastoral care. We also offer a Wednesday afternoon Christian Interdenominational Spiritual Service followed by tea and treats.
There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to grief. Everyone’s circumstances are different and each person grieves differently. At the Foothills Country Hospice, we offer a monthly drop-in grief support group for families grieving loved ones. Specially trained volunteers will also call bereaved families once per month (for up to 1 yr) to offer a compassionate ear. Learn more
As part of our health care team, our Social Worker is available to provide support to patients and their loved ones. The Social Worker will meet with patients to learn about their life/family history; listen to their expressed needs and help their families determine what is most important; and offer resource information on financial concerns, legal issues, end-of-life planning and family concerns.
Our four-legged volunteers visit weekly, bringing warmth and comfort to patients and their families. With gentle dispositions, our pets will often seek out those who are upset, snuggling with them when possible and offering companionship to loved ones. These visits reduce stress and anxiety and bring smiles to patients’ faces. Petting an animal provides comfort and encourages patients to reconnect with memories of a beloved pet.