Carpenter Hospice is dedicated to offering quality palliative care delivered with compassion and respect. Our hospice team uses a holistic approach to providing care at the end-of-life. It reflects the hospice philosophy, through our comprehensive and compassionate programs for residents and their families. Such care seeks to maximize the individual’s quality-of-life; the emphasis is on living rather than dying.
Just as important, hospice palliative care is about providing supportive assistance for the resident’s loved ones throughout the hospice stay and into the grieving process. The importance of consistently focusing on the resident and his or her loved ones remains our focus. We offer many areas for them such as quiet rooms, outdoor space, and family rooms.
Carpenter Hospice recognizes that when cure is not possible, providing care and comfort is the priority. We realize the value of attending to the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the resident along with the physical health care requirements. We view each person as having unique hopes, fears, anger, expectations, and desires. Our caregivers collaborate in interprofessional teams to provide compassionate, supportive, palliative, end-of-life care, which is client-centered, holistic, and culturally-sensitive.
The residential care area has 10 beds, all in private rooms, and has nursing and personal support staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Music therapy is available for residents and their loved ones during the week. Our residential care is supported by a dedicated and trained team of volunteers who assist in providing personal care, as well as assistance in the day-to-day operations of the Hospice.
The opportunity to come and live at Carpenter Hospice is not based on financial ability and there is no user fee. The hospice is dependent on the generosity of the community and fundraising for the majority of its operation revenue.