Hospice involves the physical and mental care of the chronically, seriously or terminally ill, in a residential or facility setting. Comprehensive care is delivered by doctors, nurses, therapists, volunteers, and other team members as needed. Hospice specializes in helping people have the highest quality of life possible with a life-limiting illness or condition.
Breeze Hospice provides a model of care that acknowledges the support and treatment needs of the whole person – physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. Our doctors, nurses and staff also are trained to recognize and support the role a patient’s family plays in his or her comfort and peace of mind.
A patient qualifies for hospice when:
- He or she does not want any further treatment in the case of a terminal illness.
- The physician certifies that the patient has six months or less to live if his/her condition runs its normal course.
- The primary care physician initiates hospice services.
- The patient or his/her legal representative signs a hospice contract authorizing the start of services.
Breeze Hospice of Missouri and Illinois does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in the admission or treatment of patients; administration of services; or employment of staff.