Help for Health Hospice - Fremont County's non-profit hospice provider.
What is Hospice?
"Hospice" comes from the Latin word for hospitality, a word describing the warmth and courtesy extended to special guests such as travelers who had fallen sick or otherwise needed a place to stay. Our work continues that legacy; guided by a philosophy of compassion and dignity, our hospice approach centers on a dedicated team of healthcare professionals and volunteers who deliver ongoing support for both patient and family in familiar surroundings and provide the warmth and courtesy our guests deserve.
Help for Health Hospice is Fremont County's non-profit registered 501(c)(3), locally-run hospice. Our work focuses on supporting Fremont County clients and communities. We provide exceptional levels of expert, comprehensive, and personalized care. Help for Health Hospice has programs to promote comfort and pain management for our guests as well as programs to provide counseling to support their families and friends. We also have programs focused on building a stronger, brighter, and healthier county community.
Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide treatment and support for individuals with terminal illnesses. Hospice seeks to ease pain and symptoms so that these people's remaining time may be spent with dignity. Hospice typically cares for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less should their illness take its expected course. Our services may be provided in the patient's own home, Help for Health Hospice's own in-patient hospice home, in a long-term care facility, or in an assisted living facility.
Hospice neither hastens nor postpones a person's death. Pain management and relief of symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, constipation, and nausea are primary goals. However, we also consider emotional and spiritual pain as significant as physical pain and strive to provide comfort for those as well. Addressing all of these challenges is the core goal of hospice care.
Along with providing help with personal care needs, our hospice care focuses on educating and supporting patients as well as their family members on care, disease progression, and treatment,allowing nature to take its course, placing a priority on managing pain, easing suffering and promoting maximum comfort, and supporting our patients' choices during the course of advanced illness