Hospice is a supportive approach to end-of-life care that emphasizes control of pain and other symptoms––as well as providing emotional, spiritual, and psychological support––so that patients may spend their remaining life in dignity and comfort. Patients live at home or in their place of residence, cared for by family and friends with the assistance of hospice staff and volunteers.
Choosing hospice does not mean giving up hope. In fact, at Benton Hospice Service we believe that end-of-life care is an empowering choice that a patient and their family makes when hope has shifted from pursuit of a remedy, to a desire for dignity, comfort, and quality of life. Our hospice teams assist the family and patient to prepare for the end of life, and whatever hopes and desires a patient expresses, we are here to help.
Our staff work closely with attending physicians, family, and loved ones to ensure that the patient’s needs are being met. While hospice does not provide constant care, our staff is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team-based approach includes a network of nurses, social workers, chaplains, physical therapists, bereavement specialists and trained volunteers, enhancing our ability to provide responsive, personalized care to patients and their families.
Our service consolidates visits, medications, supplies, and equipment. This allows patients and families to focus on things most important to them, while providing peace of mind that help is always available. Medicare and most health insurance plans cover hospice care, and patients without these resources, or the ability to pay, are supported through generous community donations. Inability to pay will never prevent a patient from receiving care through Benton Hospice Service.