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. Hospice care is provided at the patient’s residence. Patients are cared for by family and friends or paid caregivers with the assistance of hospice staff and volunteers. Medical equipment, supplies and medication related to the terminal illness are all covered through hospice care. 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.
Benton Hospice Service is an independent, non-profit community resource providing responsive care for local residents nearing the end of life. Serving the mid-Willamette Valley since 1980, we ensure in-home comfort, compassion and control for every patient throughout their remaining days. Wherever home is.
Diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or condition
Prognosis of 6 months or less if your disease runs its natural course. However, there is not a six-month time limit for receiving hospice care. As long as you continue to be eligible, you can continue to receive hospice services.
Desire to focus on comfort and quality of life, and readiness to forgo curative treatments (exception made for children)
Covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances - however no one is turned away for inability to pay
Hospice is for anyone with any life-limiting illness, including cancer, heart or lung disease, AIDS, Alzheimer's, and other end-stage diseases. Care is available for people of all ages, including infants and children, and for persons of any race or ethnicity. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, nor is the ability to speak English.
Our staff work closely with attending physicians, family, and loved ones to ensure that the patient’s needs are being met. 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, their caregivers, and their families. While hospice does not provide constant care, our staff is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.