With Hospice Care at AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach
When your loved one is ill, worrying about their care can make it difficult to truly enjoy your time with them. That’s why Hospice Care exists, to help you and your loved ones make the most of the time that remains. At AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach, formerly Florida Hospital New Smyrna, our compassionate hospice services go beyond pain management. We help your loved one find comfort, dignity, and grace in a peaceful environment, whether they spend this time at home, in a nursing home, or in an inpatient room at our hospital. Let us guide you on this journey and give you the support you need to embrace each precious moment.
- Knowing When Hospice Care Is the Right Choice
You may notice that your loved one is changing. They're having trouble swallowing. They're too weak to feed themselves or too tired to get out of bed. As you consider their changing reality, know that our team is here to provide the hospice services that your loved one needs. At AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach, formerly Florida Hospital New Smyrna, we’ll work with you on a case-by-case basis to help you know when Hospice Care is the right choice for your loved one. Some signs may include:
- A Decline in Physical and Mental Status
- Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing
- Difficulty With Most Daily Activities
- Frequent Hospitalizations or Emergency Room Visits
- Multiple Medical Problems or Diagnoses
- Profound Weakness or Fatigue
- Recurrent Edema/Swelling
- Repeat Infections, Like Pneumonia, Bronchitis, or Urinary Tract Infections
- Shortness of Breath or Chest Pain
- Steady Weight Loss
- Uncontrolled Pain or Vomiting
- Weakness and Fatigue
- Guiding and Supporting You When the Time Is Right for Hospice Care
You do so much for your loved one. You’ve been a companion through the best of times and a caretaker when they needed you the most. But at some point, you may need more help to support them and keep them comfortable. That's why we're here. Taking recommendations from their primary doctor and our experienced hospice staff and bereavement counselors, we’ll help you and your loved one understand what to expect in the days and weeks to come. Our hospice services include:
- 24-Hour On-Call Support
- Advanced Care Planning
- Caregiver Support
- Educational Resources
- Grief Support
- Inpatient Unit and Services
- Medication, Supplies, and Medical Equipment
- Pain Management
Our specialized hospice services also include pet therapy to lift your loved one's spirit and a Life Legacies program to help them record their treasured memories. Whether your loved one need hospice home care, nursing room care, or inpatient care, our compassionate team will be there. While we care for them, we also care for you. It is our honor to show God's love in both the most practical and exceptional ways during this difficult time.
- Committed to Whole-Person Wellness for You and Your Family
Your loved one is still the same person and your love for them is as strong as ever. Our nurses, bereavement counselors, and other hospice care specialists are here to help you cherish this time together. Our compassionate team will do everything they can to help your loved one feel comfortable and feel whole. We'll work to relieve their pain, calm their mind, and provide them with the spiritual support to make each day more hopeful. With a gentle touch, we care for and guide you and your family throughout this journey.
Tending to All the Details
This is a time to focus on the people you love. Not logistics. Our multidisciplinary team is here to help you and your family make the most of this time together. We can tend to the little things, like filling prescriptions and coordinating care, while you focus on what really matters: spending quality time together. Count on us to treat you with dignity, comfort your loved ones, and provide everyone with the most compassionate and uplifting spiritual support.