Hospice Services

Bridge & Hospice Team | Home and Hospice Care | South CoastWhen curative treatment is no longer an option and a patient wishes to remain at home or in a home-like setting, hospice care can provide comfort at the end of life. Hospice care can help terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or less. End of life care through CNHC promotes best practices in pain and symptom management, and a peaceful, dignified death while maintaining an optimal level of functioning.

Once obtaining a request for hospice evaluation, our interdisciplinary hospice team coordinates care with our Hospice Medical Director, Dr. Joseph A. Spirito, and the patient’s primary care physician. Our licensed and certified hospice team provides practical physical, psychosocial, and spiritual support to patients and their families living with terminal illness.

Some common conditions that would be appropriate for hospice are:

  • Terminal cancer
  • End-stage cardiac, pulmonary, renal, and Alzheimer’s disease

Our Hospice Interdisciplinary Team includes:

  • Medical Director, Dr. Joseph A. Spirito
  • Hospice Manager
  • Home Health Aides
  • Hospice Nurses
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Pastoral Services
  • Volunteers

A nurse is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week at Community Nurse Home Care for support and symptom management.

Learn more about our Advanced Illness Management Program.