Comfort and Quality Care at the End of Life
Hospice care in Eastern North Dakota.
Hospice care can help bring peace, comfort, and well-being to individuals and their families during the final days, weeks or months of life. We understand that this can be a trying time for both patients and their loved ones. Ethos Hospice is here to provide support and care, so you can focus on what matters most.
Each individual's hospice care team is carefully selected based on the unique needs of the person we are serving, as well as their family. Care teams may consist of a medical director, hospice aides, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, trained volunteers, therapists, and more. Patients and families of Ethos Hospice are never alone in their end-of-life journey. We have nurses on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so families always have support available whenever they may need it.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT: We will assist patients and their loved ones in managing medications to ensure proper dosage and frequency.
PAIN MANAGEMENT: With the help of the patient's physician, we can provide pain management strategies to manage and ease pain to promote a high quality of living.
LIFE ENRICHING SERVICES: In addition to medical care and comfort-oriented support, Ethos offers life enriching services like pet therapy, healing touch and more. Learn more about Ethos Hospice life enriching services.
FAMILY SUPPORT: Our social workers and chaplains can provide grief and spiritual counseling to help the loved ones of patients cope with the terminal illness and loss of their loved one. This includes family bereavement support in the months following the passing of their loved one. Learn more about Ethos Hospice bereavement support.
Is It Time for Hospice Care?
If you or your loved one has a life-threatening or terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less, then it may be time to consider hospice care. Other indicators might include:
Multiple medical diagnoses or chronic health problems.
Frequent emergency room visits or inpatient hospitalizations.
Chronic infections such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections.
A significant decline in physical or mental status.
Spends most of the day in bed or in a chair.
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to consider hospice care. It is important to note that patients can never be denied care based on their coverage status or ability to pay.
Ethos Hospice Services Come to Your Loved One Wherever They Live
While the majority of Ethos patients receive in-home visits and support, we also support patients in assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, hospice inpatient facilities and more.
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