Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice/ Palliative care allows individuals with advanced incurable illness and limited life expectancy to choose a course of treatment that is directed at comfort rather than cure.
Our palliative care philosophy embraces holistic concepts of care focused on body, mind and spirit. Our goal is to alleviate pain and relieve symptoms while enhancing overall comfort and peace. Treatment may include intravenous fluids, tube feedings, parenteral or topical administration of medications to control pain, and other measures to achieve a greater sense of well-being. Wardell Gardens staff has special training in this holistic approach to terminal illness, and often works in conjunction with local Hospice services to provide the most dignified and serene course of care. A key focus of our program is the enhancement and encouragement of quality time together for families and residents at the end of life. We offer private rooms for quiet visits, meals on request and cots for overnight stays. Clergy and spiritual counseling services are readily available and always welcome.