Tender Care Health Services provides care in the Home, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Long-Term Care Centers. Care is also provided to patients in the hospital on a short-term basis to address authorized medical emergencies. Our purpose is to assist in pain control, symptom management, to provide emotional and spiritual support and to terminally ill persons and those who care for them.
An individual can be admitted into Tender Care Hospice when a physician certifies that the individual is in the end-stages of an illness and life expectancy is approximately 6 months or less. Admission is also based on the choice of the individual and/or their family to have palliative or “comfort only” rather than aggressive and curative treatment.
Many people who are admitted to Tender Care Hospice live beyond the 6-month prognosis. The hospice team will continue to evaluate the patient’s medical condition for appropriateness to hospice care. If you have any questions about this process, please ask. We will ensure that you have all of the services in your home that are needed to provide you with comfort and assistance.