Healing Surrounds Us

Because Every Moment is Special

Hospice care. It's not merely a service that helps you and your family make the most of the time that remains. It also brings emotional and spiritual healing to your loved one and the whole family. AdventHealth Hospice Care Central Florida will be there to guide you on this journey. A compassionate care team with years of experience in end-of-life care provide expert pain and symptom management wherever you want to call home. This also creates an opportunity to keep your loved one's days full of joy, surrounded by family and friends, and in comfort. We honor this season of life with love, compassion and dignity for your loved one and the whole family.

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A daughter having a conversation with her elderly father in the family room.

Your loved one is slowing down. She may be needing significant help with bathing and feeding herself. He may need continuous oxygen or have difficulty swallowing. A physician has mentioned looking at comfort care instead of curative care. As you consider these changing realities for you and your family, know that hospice care is here to lift some of the heaviness so that you can be wholly present to enjoy the time you have together. 

Elderly couple sitting on a park bench reading the bible.

While you care for your loved one, it's important to have the tools and resources you need to cope with the natural ebb and flow of your own emotions. Find the support you need here, and be sure to share them with family and friends.

Two women reading a book together

Do you feel called to support others? Consider being a hospice care volunteer.

A family celebrating the Grandmother's birthday by blowing the candles at the dinner table.

It’s an honor to care for a patient during life’s final journey, and provide peace and solace for those left behind. With help from generous people like you, we proudly provide this level of compassionate care and support to thousands of people.

When to Begin Hospice Care

When the time comes for you to engage hospice care for your loved one, you will not be alone. Inspired by the kindness, empathy and love of Christ, we're honored to help your loved one through the final chapter of their life. And you'll also find the support you need as your life changes, to experience care giving in a different way. In additional to a terminal illness, signs it might be time for hospice care include:

 

  • A Decline in Overall Physical/Mental Status
  • A Need for Help with Most Daily Activities (Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Eating)
  • Frequent Hospitalizations or Emergency-Room Visits
  • Profound Weakness or Fatigue
  • Repeat Infections (Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Urinary Tract Infections)
  • Shortness of Breath or Chest Pain at Rest
  • Significant, Unintentional Weight Loss in the Last Six Months