Clearfield Hospital Hospice Services
Judy Hixon, RN, Hospice Manager
Toll Free: 1.800.281.8000
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a specialized team of professionals who provide support & care to persons and families diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Persons who can no longer hope for a cure for their illness have different needs from those expecting recovery. These needs are natural, unique and specific, and deserve the most competent and compassionate care that is available to them.
The Hospice team works together to help patients and families in end of life care with physical, spiritual and emotional needs. The team consists of: the patient & family, physicians, nursing staff, aides, social workers, clergy, therapists and volunteers.
The Hospice Program is about choice. The patient is in control, deciding the priorities for his or her own care. The Hospice staff works hand-in-hand with the patient's own physician to provide the best care possible for the individual patient and family and to provide as much or as little care as needed or wanted.
The Clearfield Hospice Program provides personal care and support for terminally ill persons and their families. Offering care in the home, specially trained Hospice staff embrace these patients in an atmosphere of humanity and compassion, allowing them to shift their focus from the disease and its effects to the quality of life.
Of primary importance in the Hospice philosophy are both physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. Hospice care focuses on the person rather than the disease, and emphasizes maximizing each day of living.
As important as meeting each patients' physical needs, is the care given to emotional and spiritual concerns as well. The difficult subject of death is approached openly and honestly, helping patients and their families to address their fears and concerns related to facing loss. Hospice offers and appreciates that the loss of a loved one is painful and offers support through our bereavement program.
Hospice families are supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Someone is always available from our Hospice staff to answer your questions and address your needs. Please call for any questions that you or your family might have, for information about Clearfield Hospital's Hospice Program, including referrals, services or payment information.
Joyce Wisor, RN
The Clearfield Hospice Program is fully certified by Medicare and Medicaid. Most health insurance plans also include hospice benefits allowing all hospice-appropriate patients to take advantage of this service.
If you are concerned about not having enough coverage to use Hospice services, please call and speak to someone in our office regarding your needs. We can often help.