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Helping Hearts Hospice

Hospice Care in Washington, Indiana

There is perhaps no more difficult journey than the one taken by terminally ill patients and their families. But this is not a journey you have to taken alone. Let us care for, comfort, and support you and your loved ones during this difficult time. This is the time when the power of touch, a warm smile, kind words, listening ears and compassionate caring have an impact that will never be forgotten.

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Helping Hearts Hospice of Daviess Community Hospital is designed to make coping with terminal illness easier by providing a pain management and supportive care in patient homes or home-like surroundings.

Dedicated nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and other help individuals with limited life expectancy maintain their independence and dignity while receiving care and services that provide comfort and support.

Patients and their families in Hospice benefit from our compassionate care philosophy and deep understanding of terminal illness. When curative measures are no longer helpful, Hospice focuses on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Special emphasis is placed on relieving pain and making the final days of life full and meaningful.

The Helping Hearts Hospice Program uses a team approach to deliver the best care for our patients, their families, and their caregivers, drawing on the specific expertise of each team member.

Our hospice services include

  • Pain management
  • Palliative care-emphasizing control of symptoms
  • Specialized nursing care
  • Bathing and personal care
  • Social work services
  • Services of the Hospice Chaplain
  • Volunteer services
  • Counseling
  • Medications needed to control symptoms
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Medical supplies
  • Aide services available 7 days a week in patients’ homes or assisted living facilities and Monday through Friday in nursing homes.

Certain conditions make hospice care appropriate

  • When a cure is not possible and there is limited life expectancy (usually six months or less);
  • When the goals is comfort and quality of life;
  • When further aggressive measures to prolong life are no longer beneficial.

Portions of Hospice services are covered by insurance. No one is denied Hospice care because of inability to pay. The Helping Hearts Hospice Program relies on donations from private individuals and businesses to provide quality services to the terminally ill.

For additional information, contact the Helping Hearts Hospice Program at 812-254-8950 email Melody Wininger, RN at MWininger@dchosp.org.