Hospice Care

We are Here for You Every Step of the Way.

We understand that life gives us many unexpected surprises and challenges that are difficult for our families and loved ones to manage. That is why Westminster Canterbury at Home’s Hospice program has compiled a team of experienced professionals who can provide the necessary support for patients and their families when dealing with terminal illnesses. These services are offered to our residents and Canterbury Club members.

If frequent hospital visits have left you exhausted, please consider hospice care in the comfort of your home. Residents and Canterbury Club members may call us at 804.292.3500 for information about our services. Our clinical liaison will set a time to visit and discuss the benefits of hospice.

Our ultimate goal is to provide the highest quality of life by ensuring comfort, dignity and tranquility.

Hospice is a concept of care that focuses on terminally ill residents who are in need of medical services as well as social, emotional and spiritual support. We extend this support to the patient’s family and friends. Our clients have been diagnosed with a terminal illness by their physicians with a life expectancy of six months or less.

Our services are provided by a team of experienced, well-trained professionals, who provide medical care and support services to patients and their families.

Medical Director
Our medical director works jointly with the patient’s attending physician. The director oversees and approves the plan of care and may act as the attending physician when needed.

Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses
Our nurses provide regular visits, maintain the patient’s physical comfort and offer recommendations to the attending physician regarding pain and symptom management.

Hospice Aides
Working under the supervision of the hospice nurse, our aides regularly attend to the patient’s personal care.

Medical Social Workers
Our social workers provide overall support to the patient and family. They provide emotional and psychological care along with social support and counseling. Our social workers also help coordinate financial matters.

Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor
Our chaplain is available for spiritual counseling and bereavement support. Bereavement support is provided for one year to the family and caregiver.

Hospice Volunteers
Our specially trained volunteers are able to provide companionship, caregiver respite and emotional support.

Our therapists are available when needed to provide education and training.

Our dietitian is available when needed to provide education.

  • Pain Management
  • Nursing Services
  • Medical Social Services
  • Hospice Aides
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Symptom Management
  • Medication Management
  • Medical Supplies
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Respite Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Volunteer Assistance
  • Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • 24-Hour Support

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