When you or someone you love is seriously ill, it affects the entire family. Our team focuses expert care on patients and families alike. We apply our deep experience to bring relief physically, emotionally and spiritually. You define what quality of life means to you … and we surround you with the right care, compassion and full array of services to help you find fulfillment in each day.
During life’s final months, Hospice of the Panhandle offers expert care to help you or your loved one maintain the greatest comfort and quality of life possible. Our team of medical experts and therapists trained specifically in hospice care treat the person, not the disease. Together with your physician, members of our team and your family, we create a customized care plan for your exact needs and wishes.
The goal of Panhandle Palliative Services is to expertly manage your advanced disease symptoms so that you stay out of the hospital and can enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. If you are enrolled in Panhandle Palliative Services, you can still receive treatments aimed at curing your disease or extending your life.
Advance directives express your care wishes
Do your family, friends and doctors know what medical care you want – and don’t want – if you’re unable to speak for yourself? “Advance directives” or “advance care plans” are terms used for written instructions a person creates to express their wishes regarding medical treatment. Our team can guide you through the process.
Specialized care for military veterans
Through the We Honor Veterans program, Hospice of the Panhandle is committed to serving veterans with all of the dignity and honor they deserve. We work closely with the Martinsburg VA Medical Center to make sure veterans have the specialized physical, emotional and spiritual care they need during life’s final months.
Hospice of the Panhandle has a multi-disciplinary, Pediatric Care Team that specializes in delivering high-quality palliative care to infants, children and young adults. All members of this team have received specific training in meeting the needs of seriously ill children and in supporting their families. To date, five of those team members have received certification through the 12-month PANDA Primary Palliative Training Program provided at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.