To receive hospice care, a physician must agree that a patient has a six-month prognosis if the disease runs its normal course. The patient must also no longer be seeking aggressive curative treatment. With hospice, care shifts from cure to comfort, focusing on pain and symptom management and quality of life.

Hospice is not only for the elderly—we care for people of all ages who are nearing the end of life.

When considering if a patient meets the medical guidelines for hospice services, ask yourself: Would I be surprised if a particular individual lived longer than six months?

Diseases and Conditions We Care For

We serve patients of all ages who have a variety of life-limiting diseases or conditions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Heart and liver diseases
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • ALS
  • Parkinson’s
  • Certain conditions related to aging


General Signs and Symptoms

  Signs indicating a patient may meet the medical guidelines

  for hospice include:

  • Increased or uncontrolled pain
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Decline in ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Frequent infections
  • Frequent hospitalizations or ER visits
  • Increased weakness and/or fatigue
  • Increased skin problems
  • Withdrawal, confusion, bedbound
  • Progressive decline, in spite of curative medical therapies.

Hospice For All Seasons provides services without regard to ability to pay, age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or lifestyle.

The Beautiful Butterfly.

It's said that when you see a butterfly, it's someone you love in heaven reminding you of them and giving you a reason to remember all the beautiful memories you shared with them. So, share proudly and remember all the good times.


~ by Dave Hedges

   Serving

    Central PA

      Available 24/7

        

Who May need our care

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Heritage Mills

Personal Care & Memory Assist Center Holiday craft time. 

Snowman made from socks and rice.

Hospice For All Seasons patients receiving care at home have access to our medical professionals 24 hours a day. If there's a medical crisis, patients and their families often have the choice of staying home instead of going to a hospital.

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth--and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

    -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Hospice is about quality of life


Deciding  if  hospice  is  right

for  you  and  your  family


Once a life-limiting illness is diagnosed, there are many choices to be made. As illness progresses, the goals of your treatment may change. Your physician can help you and your family decide if it is time to

re-focus your goals of care differently. Below are some questions to ask yourself:


  • What brings me joy?
  • Is it time to focus on comfort rather than cure?
  • What is the most important to me at this season of my life?
  • What support & care do I need?
  • How do I want to connect with family & friends?
  • ​How do I want to spend my time?
Hospice care is not about hastening death or giving up hope.

It's about living each day to the fullest.

Though a cure may not be possible..
There is always a place for HEALING.....
  • ​​Our passionate caregivers
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Respiratory Therapist on staff
  • Integrative Arts Program-acupuncturist, massage therapy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy & reiki
  • More CNA visits than most hospices
  • Smaller staffing case load for better individualized care

What makes us unique

The goal of hospice care is to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life in persons facing a life limiting illness. Hospice For All Seasons strongly believes in the affirmation of life while viewing death as a natural process.


Hospice neither hastens nor prolongs death. Our goal is to help patients live the remainder of their lives as fully and comfortably as possible. When curative treatments are no longer working and/or a patient no longer desires to continue them, hospice is an available treatment option.   Most people, if asked, will say they dream of a peaceful, comfortable end of life experience, surrounded by their loved ones. Our interdisciplinary team of trained professionals work together to deliver hospice services that can make that dream a reality.


"it's Your Choice!"

Not all hospices are the same

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