Holy Family Memorial understands that every moment of every day matters for patients who are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Our holistic approach focuses on meeting each patient and their family’s physical, spiritual, and emotional needs in order to empower them to live up until the end.
Built on the foundation that death is a unique journey and can be a personal, peaceful, dignified experience, HFM Hospice offers terminally ill patients and their families a guide through the end of life journey.
Hospice care admission criteria
Hospice care is appropriate for any patient who has a life expectancy of six months or less and is foregoing active treatment. Anyone can make a referral to hospice. Often times referrals come from a patient’s physician. However, nurses, social worker, discharge planners, family members, or the patient can also make a referral by calling the hospice office at 920-320-4235.
You don’t need any specific experience to become a volunteer; however, you must be at least 15 years old, pleasant, enthusiastic, punctual, dependable and willing to learn and follow directions; maintain confidentiality; and treat others with respect. If you are ready to volunteer, complete the Hospice Volunteer form. If you have questions, please contact:
Hospice staff and services
Hospice care is designed to provide patients with comfort, symptom management, and support when they are no longer seeking curative treatment. Medical and support services are provided to patients and families by a coordinated, interdisciplinary team of highly skilled and dedicated people working from each patient’s individualized plan of care.
The hospice team includes physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, aids, chaplains, volunteers and other healthcare professionals. We collaborate with patients and their families to provide relief from suffering through pain and symptom management, and to also provide emotional and spiritual support.
While most patients receive hospice care in their home, hospice care can be provided at assisted living facilities, group homes, nursing homes, and at hospitals.
We Honor Veterans
HFM Hospice is proud to take part in the We Honor Veterans program developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and in collaboration the Department of Veterans Affairs. HFM is committed to providing compassionate care to terminally ill patients, including veterans. By recognizing the unique needs of veterans, HFM Hospice is better able to guide veterans and their families through their unique end of life journey.
As part of HFM’s participation in the program, hospice staff and volunteers receive ongoing training to better serve and care for Veteran patients and their families. The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement. HFM Hospice is proud to be a partner with We Honor Veterans and looks forward to serving the veterans in Manitowoc County.
To learn more about HFM Hospice services, call 920-320-4235.