Our Care Philosophy

Our professionally trained staff & volunteers provide around-the-clock end-of-life and bereavement care. Attention is paid to physical needs, expert pain & symptom management, emotional & spiritual well-being and bereavement support 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.

Patients have called our hospice home
Days is the average length of stay
Volunteers give their time & talents
There is NO COST to patients for their stay

Foothills Country Hospice offers 24 HR nursing care consisting of Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed 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.

Spiritual support is part of our holistic approach to end-of-life care. We are happy to arrange spiritual discussion and consultation, or simply a supportive visit with spiritual care providers in our community. Upon request, we will also liaise with the resident’s faith community or make arrangements with local clergy and pastoral care.

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 grief programming to support the differing needs of our clients. All grief programs are also open to anyone in the Foothills community who has experienced a loss. 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.