At Vero Health and Rehab Centers, our commitment to quality, compassionate care is unwavering and central to our mission, and our hospice program addresses the unique challenges of the end-of-life period, both for our hospice residents and their families. Each of our facilities features a formal hospice program, and our interdisciplinary team includes our Medical Directors, Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Physicians, hospice-trained Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, a Pastoral Care team, Grief Counselors, and Hospice Volunteers. With Vero’s hospice program, we treat not only the resident, but also the resident’s entire family, because we recognize the profound challenges that the end-of-life period presents for everyone involved.
Clinically, we place a strong emphasis on care and comfort and utilize both effective pharmacological interventions to treat pain as well as multiple, holistic non-medical interventions to calm the pain and anxiety associated with many terminal medical conditions. As with many of our other care programs, Vero’s Hospice Program starts with a comprehensive assessment of the resident’s medical conditions as well as information about each resident’s wishes, likes, and dislikes. We then involve the family and work to facilitate meaningful activities, for both the resident and family members, as tolerated by the resident. At Vero, we believe that equal doses of reminiscing, coupled with the creation of new, positive memories is a recipe for the best possible end-of-life experience.
When a loved one receives a terminal medical diagnosis, the entire experience can feel overwhelming. At Vero Health and Rehab Center, we understand how difficult it can be, and even though no intervention can cure a terminal disease, we’re committed to ensuring each resident’s end-of-life period is filled with care, comfort, compassion, and love.