Engaging the Mind, Spirit & Soul
Offering spiritual care to all faiths with a staff specifically and comprehensively trained to understand patient needs and respect their choices. Palliative and hospice care at MorseLife impact how patients and their families experience illness and the end-of-life journey in positive, meaningful ways.
The goal of palliative care is to alleviate discomfort and help people of any age with serious illnesses feel better. In addition to preventing or treating symptoms of illness and side effects of treatment, palliative care also treats emotional and spiritual challenges, thus improving the quality of life for the patient, the family and caregivers.
Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort, but palliative care can begin at diagnosis and continue throughout treatment. Palliative Care may address the many possible effects of illness, including nutritional guidance, various approaches for managing pain, sleeplessness, and other discomforts, physical therapy, counseling, and other support services for patients and caregivers.
Hospice care can be offered at Home or in a nursing home, hospital, or hospice center and is designed for the last six months of life. It is provided holistically by a team of medical professionals, spiritual or religious advisors, family and volunteers who offer respite to caregivers.