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Home Away From Home Delaware Hospice Center

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Many Delaware Hospice patients receive care at home, but sometimes there are circumstances that require 24-hour, short-term care to help manage a patient’s symptoms. To accommodate these situations, Delaware Hospice patients are welcomed to stay at the Delaware Hospice Center. Since its opening in 2008, the Delaware Hospice Center has served thousands of patients with distressing symptoms such as: uncontrolled pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, agitation or restlessness.

The state-of-the-art facility includes 16 private patient and family suites, family style kitchens, children’s play areas, living rooms, a Family Support Counseling Center, and a meditation room. With round-the-clock care, caregivers are given peace of mind knowing that their loved one’s needs are immediately addressed. Caregivers don’t have to be nurses at the Delaware Hospice Center . . . they can just be a spouse, child, or loved one.

But it’s not just about comforting the patient. At the Delaware Hospice Center, the needs of a patient’s family and loved ones are also addressed. The Center has unlimited visiting hours, offering caregivers a chance to check on their loved one at any time. They also have counselors and chaplains on staff to meet with families to discuss the various stages of end-of-life and the bereavement process. Once a patient’s symptoms are properly controlled, they are often transitioned back into their home.

Peace of mind is the common theme of patients and families who have visited the Delaware Hospice Center. The Center becomes a comforting place where patients and families come to learn about managing medications, pain and the end-of-life process.

While all individuals with a life-limiting illness are eligible for hospice care, the Delaware Hospice Center is specifically designed for patients who temporarily require a higher level of specialized care. To better understand this option of care, and our other services (Transitions and Delaware Palliative) just give us a call.

To learn more about our advanced illness management programs (Transitions, Delaware Palliative, and Delaware Hospice) please visit or call us at 1-800-838-9800.