Livingston HealthCare's hospice has served the local community for over 20 years. Hospice is not a place, but a concept of care, and whenever possible, hospice care is offered at home. Care provided in the home allows patients to live their final days to the fullest, surrounded by their loved ones. Families can be together when it means the most, supporting the patient's final days with peace, comfort, and dignity.
Typically, a family member serves as the primary caregiver and, when appropriate, helps make decisions for the patient. Members of the hospice care staff make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care, and staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Because we are part of Livingston HealthCare, there is a shared patient record with the clinic and the hospital and a strengthened continuity of care for the patient. We are able to provide a wide range of services from physical and occupational therapy to family counseling. The hospice team will be made up of the patient's family, caregivers, physician, and other professionals, including a registered nurse case manager, licensed practical nurse, home health aide, volunteer coordinator, volunteers, medical social worker, bereavement coordinator, and nondenominational chaplain.
For more information about Livingston HealthCare's Hospice services, talk with your physician or call 406-823-6430.
If you are interested in becoming a Livingston HealthCare Hospice volunteer, please call Jody Dowell at 406-823-6430.