The Advanced Illness Management Program (AIM) at Community Hospice was established to enhance the quality of life for you or your loved one during the transition from curative to palliative care. Our program lets you take your time in choosing the next step of care.
Many patients are not ready to give up on treatments, an understandable emotional reaction (fight) when confronted with a medical reality. (The other being flight: denial, the first stage of the grieving process.) But as chronic illness progresses and treatments become less effective, the time will come to transition from curative care to palliative care: purely comfort or hospice care.
Our compassionate team can ease the transition from home health to hospice services.
We have professional and caring staff to provide emotional support and who can oversee any medically related issues.We can help manage symptoms and comfort throughout any remaining therapies or treatments. As symptoms change, we offer comprehensive medication management.We can help you and your loved ones develop an extended plan of care.We can provide access to end-of-life education to patients and families.
Community Hospice welcomes patients and families of all faiths and respects each person’s religious tradition and spiritual beliefs. Your clergyperson is an important part of your care as you prepare for death. In addition, or if you have no regular minister, we also offer our own spiritual resources such as chaplains, volunteers, and support groups to comfort you at this stressful time. Hospice ministry is sensitive so every spiritual support person has been thoroughly trained and often has corresponding life experience to understand what you are going through.