Palliative care is a compassionate medical approach that helps patients spend their last days in comfort while honoring their independent decisions and dignity, and caring for their physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. We provide services such as pain and symptom management to relieve any suffering near the end of life in the hospital, at a hospice facility or at home. Palliative care and hospice care neither hasten death nor prolong life. Care beyond a cure is our focus.
Lima Memorial offers inpatient hospice care in partnership with Putnam County Hospice, which was established in 1996 with the dream of allowing residents to spend their last days at home among the people and things they love. Lima Memorial Hospital staff members and Putnam’s hospice professionals work together to provide the best care possible. The hospital staff ensures that our patients’ primary care needs are met, while a hospice nurse visits daily to help ease symptoms and provide support.
Patients and loved ones should consider hospice for caregiving when a physical cure is no longer possible. Lima Memorial offers the choice of hospice care when:
A hospice stay is typically brief: days, not weeks. It is a time of personal freedom and the ability to make independent decisions, a time to affirm and celebrate life fully every day as alert, comfortable and pain-free as possible.