A Philosophy of Care
When people think of health care breakthroughs, they usually think of new surgical procedures or miracle drugs, not hospice care. Hospice’s story, however, is unique and remarkable. In just a little more than three decades, hospice has quietly revolutionized the way people in America live at the end of their lives by honoring wishes and bringing peace and dignity.
Many people, until they experience it themselves, do not understand the profound support and comfort hospice provides. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding and fulfilling for those who are able to see the experience as a final act of love. For others, however, it can be a lonely and often frustrating responsibility. Tidewell Hospice’s professionals bring their own special touch to both – enhancing the experience for the former and easing the burden on the latter.
As the only local, not-for-profit hospice, Tidewell focuses on quality of life when quantity is no longer possible. When patients and families choose Tidewell, they receive care unlike any other. Tidewell goes to the patients, treats pain and symptoms and eases emotional and spiritual suffering. A team of dedicated health care experts and members of the community make it possible – doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and grief specialists.