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Hospice of the Piedmont is expanding to provide more services to a larger community of people. 2015 marks their 35th year providing end-of-life care that focuses on the quality, not the quantity, of an individual’s final days. The staff and over 200 volunteers that work for Hospice of the Piedmont ensure that no one dies alone or in pain. Their services are available to people in all walks of life, regardless of insurance or financial background – just as they have been since Hospice of the Piedmont first opened in 1980.
In 35 years, Hospice of the Piedmont has provided care for thousands of terminally ill patients and their families each year throughout the Central and Northern Virginia. Their staff of health care professionals visit patients each day in the place where they call home — be it a private residence, nursing home, assisted living facility or their Hospice House on Park Street in Charlottesville. At the patient’s home, trained volunteers and staff members provide comfort and supportive care to the patient and family members.
In addition to providing comfort to the patient, Hospice of the Piedmont provides a comprehensive set of programs that meet the end-of-life care and grief support needs of residents in Central and Northern Virginia:
- The Center for Children delivers end-of-life care for terminally ill children and grief support for children experiencing the recent or impending loss of a loved one.
- The Center for Grief and Healing programs provide care for neighbors experiencing a loss through education, individual counseling, and grief support groups.
- The unique HOP Education Institute aims to increase the understanding of hospice care among healthcare professionals and our community while cultivating future hospice leaders and enhancing the skills of HOP staff and our more than 200 volunteers.
- Their Hospice House and Center for Acute Hospice Care at UVA (opening in fall 2015) both offer round-the-clock care to patients whose needs are too great to be met at home.
- Hospice of the Piedmont also provides free complementary services to patients and families, including music and massage therapy, Reiki therapy, the We Honor Veterans program, and other volunteer-led services that help the patient and their families deal with the pain of loss, such as support groups.
Hospice of the Piedmont is constantly growing. In 1988, they received certification to provide service under the Hospice Medicare Benefit. Their service area has expanded from just Charlottesville to include Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Green, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock counties. In 2015, they integrated with Hospice of the Rapidan, in a move to expand on their ability to provide exceptional patient and family care to those seriously ill and dying in Central and Northern Virginia.
For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place, Care for the Caregiver, Resources for Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Resources for Central Virginia – Harrisonburg, Resources for Central Virginia – Staunton.
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