What is Hospice?
Hospice services are for people who have a prognosis of six months or less to live. With pain relief and symptom control, hospice patients can live their final days to
the fullest, surrounded by loved ones and the things they cherish.
PROFESSIONALS MAKE HOME VISITS, 12-BED HOSPICE HOUSE
A team of highly trained professionals and caring volunteers make home visits to help patients and their families with the medical, social,
emotional and spiritual concerns that often arise during a life-threatening illness.
Volunteers offer support, encouragement and much-needed "breaks" to at-home care givers. The Hospice care team also visits terminally ill people who live in nursing
homes or institutions.
For those who do not have a caregiver at home, or for whom home care may not be the most appropriate option, we offer a warm and welcoming 12-bed Hospice House.
At Whatcom Hospice
House patients and their families enjoy the comforts of home along with the security of 24-hour skilled patient care.
NOT LIMITED TO CANCER PATIENTS
Hospice is available to any adult, child or infant with an advanced illness and a limited life expectancy. A physician must order the service.
Medicare and Medicaid both pay 100% of the contracted fee. Most private insurers also offer a hospice benefit. Funds raised by Whatcom Hospice Foundation help provide care for patients needing financial