End-of-Life Services: Peace, Comfort and Dignity
The time at the end of life is different for each person. That’s why at Holy Cross Hospital we’ve developed end-of-life care options to help meet the individual needs of those at the final stages of life— and of their loved ones.
Our goal is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity—and to help families and friends cope with the difficult experience of caring for a loved one, and with the grief that inevitably follows loss.
The full range of palliative and end-of-life care is available—everything from support for patients coping with a terminal illness to help for the loved ones caring for the terminally ill.
Our services include:
- Providing home hospice services, in-hospital hospice care at Holy Cross Hospital, and in-patient hospice care at Sanctuary at Holy Cross, a full-service nursing and rehabilitation center
- Helping individuals understand and develop patient advance directives so that their families and caregivers know what patients’ intentions are for the provision, withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures
- Helping caregivers through our Caregiver Resource Center that offers support groups and educational classes
- Providing spiritual and emotional support, as well as practical advice, to family and friends dealing with the loss of a loved one through our Bereavement Support