When a cure is no longer an option or goal, Jennings Hospice can help.
Every individual deserves to celebrate his or her life and be treated with dignity and respect at the end of life. Jennings Hospice is a compassionate, quality service that supports individuals and their families during this transition. With more than 75 years of experience, we care for the mind, body and spirit of adults with a focus on holistic wellness. Download the Jennings Hospice fact sheet: Jennings Hospice fact sheet (303 downloads)
Holistic team approach
Jennings’ holistic and comforting approach “hugs” each patient with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to quality of life. Our goal is to help each individual remain as independent and involved as possible, and our team will do all we can to support and comfort patients in their normal routines. Your team — physician, medical director, nurse, social worker, spiritual counselor, aide, therapists and volunteers — will support the patient and family members in making and managing care choices.
Beginning hospice services
Hospice offers palliative or comfort care when cure is no longer an option or goal. However, hospice is not “giving up” either. By providing the right pain and symptom control, Jennings Hospice can help the patient to live as fully and comfortably as possible. We respectfully revere life by knowing that death is a normal process. We focus on quality of life rather than length of life by celebrating and individual’s life and being present and supportive in the current moment.
Anyone can inquire or make a referral for hospice services. For example, it could be the patient, a family member, social worker or physician. Early access to hospice care and support can help both the patient and family members make supported choices about managing care. Generally, individuals who have a life-limiting illness or disease and are no longer seeking aggressive treatment are eligible for hospice. We will offer guidance on other eligibility questions. The individual’s primary physician will need to provide final approval for hospice services to begin.
Jennings Hospice is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of standards. ACHC is a third-party accreditation organization that has developed the highest national standards that providers are measured against in order to illustrate their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality healthcare products and services to consumers.
What Does it Mean for You?
Accreditation requires healthcare organizations to demonstrate compliance with specific quality and process standards. By choosing a healthcare provider that has achieved ACHC accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the highest quality of care. If you have any concerns about the product or service that you receive from Jennings Hospice, you may contact ACHC directly at 855-937-2242.