Hospice

Preserving quality of life for individuals with terminal
illness in a culture of dignity and caring.

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Hospice

Preserving quality of life for individuals with terminal
illness in a culture of dignity and caring.

LEARN MORE

Hospice Comfort and Care

The mission of Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care is to provide outstanding, dignified care for terminally ill patients by minimizing their suffering, enhancing their comfort, and supporting families while upholding Hospice’s life-celebrating values.

A Unique Hospice Program

Known for its exceptional and compassionate patient care, MorseLife is also a teaching facility. Integrating an academic approach into our Hospice and Palliative Care program with community lectures, symposia, and education about Hospice helps families and patients better understand the Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care philosophy and program.

The MorseLife difference is embodied in care and service – the center of care is the patient and the family. We strive to meet families where they are, engaging them in a deep conversation about what they would like end of life care to look and feel like, and then we develop and execute a care plan with them that meets their needs.

Our Hospice Team

The interdisciplinary team at the core of Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care works seamlessly to help patients and their families. The group encompasses a professional medical staff supported by an experienced hospice-dedicated staff. Exceptional and compassionate patient care is always at the forefront of our team approach.

  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Spiritual Care
  • Bereavement Coordinators
  • Hospice Aides

Our Hospice Team

The interdisciplinary team at the core of Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care works seamlessly to help patients and their families. The group encompasses a professional medical staff supported by an experienced hospice-dedicated staff. Exceptional and compassionate patient care is always at the forefront of our team approach.

  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Spiritual Care
  • Bereavement Coordinators
  • Hospice Aides

Hospice Services

The end of life is a deeply personal and sensitive time for patients and their families. Our comprehensively trained staff understands their unique needs and is always respectful of patient and family choices and requests that can impact the end-of-life journey in meaningful, positive ways.

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Medication, specialized equipment
  • Psychology and spiritual support for patient and family
  • Inpatient care when necessary
  • Rehabilitation care(physical, occupational, speech therapy)
  • Grief support
  • Ongoing bereavement counseling

Hospice Services

The end of life is a deeply personal and sensitive time for patients and their families. Our comprehensively trained staff understands their unique needs and is always respectful of patient and family choices and requests that can impact the end-of-life journey in meaningful, positive ways.

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Medication, specialized equipment
  • Psychology and spiritual support for patient and family
  • Inpatient care when necessary
  • Rehabilitation care(physical, occupational, speech therapy)
  • Grief support
  • Ongoing bereavement counseling

The Right Time
For Hospice

Though individual cases may vary, it is typical to contact hospice when a physician determines that an individual has a life prognosis of six months or less. We encourage you to call Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care by MorseLife, in confidence, any time you have a question about services for an individual or family member. Hospice services are typically provided through Medicare Hospice Benefits and/or private insurers. Staff members will assist you with eligibility questions.

The Right Time
For Hospice

Though individual cases may vary, it is typical to contact hospice when a physician determines that an individual has a life prognosis of six months or less. We encourage you to call Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care by MorseLife, in confidence, any time you have a question about services for an individual or family member. Hospice services are typically provided through Medicare Hospice Benefits and/or private insurers. Staff members will assist you with eligibility questions.

Bereavement Counseling

MorseLife’s Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care Program offers a variety of bereavement and counseling resources and services – from one-on-one sessions to support groups – for individuals and families who are struggling with their feelings of grief and pain.

Bereavement counseling can help ease the emotional and psychological adjustments necessary both before and after death, assist in the positive resolution of grief, or help those at risk for prolonged, unrelenting grief.

If you are having difficulty coping with the grief experience or know someone who is, we are here to offer you the support, strength, and encouragement you may need to move forward.

Become a Volunteer

It may not always be easy to be a Hospice volunteer, but it might be the most rewarding work you will ever do. The time you spend with patients and their families, providing comfort, company, and conversation is invaluable.

Volunteers devote 2-4 hours per week visiting with patients, enabling us to extend our range of services. A vital connection between our patients and our hospice team, you will be doing meaningful, purpose-driven work that makes a difference.

As a volunteer, you provide essential assistance to patients – such as social visits, serving meals, or offering primary caregivers a respite. Volunteers also offer emotional support to patients and their families, like listening and letting them know you understand what they are experiencing.

  • Companionship (reading, playing cards, conversation or other activities)

  • Bereavement support

  • Emotional support

  • Vigil support

  • Spiritual support

  • Practical support such as running errands

  • Caregiver respite

  • Administrative/office support

  • Pet therapy

  • Massage therapy

  • Music or art sharing

  • Cosmetology

Become a Volunteer

It may not always be easy to be a Hospice volunteer, but it might be the most rewarding work you will ever do. The time you spend with patients and their families, providing comfort, company, and conversation is invaluable.

Volunteers devote 2-4 hours per week visiting with patients, enabling us to extend our range of services. A vital connection between our patients and our hospice team, you will be doing meaningful, purpose-driven work that makes a difference.

As a volunteer, you provide essential assistance to patients – such as social visits, serving meals, or offering primary caregivers a respite. Volunteers also offer emotional support to patients and their families, like listening and letting them know you understand what they are experiencing.

  • Companionship (reading, playing cards, conversation or other activities)

  • Bereavement support

  • Emotional support

  • Vigil support

  • Spiritual support

  • Practical support such as running errands

  • Caregiver respite

  • Administrative/office support

  • Pet therapy

  • Massage therapy

  • Music or art sharing

  • Cosmetology

Your Support Makes A Difference

Donors to Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care support the charitable efforts of our program. Your gift ensures that patients and their families have access to expressive therapies such as music and art, or other alternative therapies not covered by insurance. Funds raised also support ongoing education about end-of-life care, as well as research and training. Gifts made in memory of a loved one or honor of a special caregiver are welcome and appreciated.

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Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care

Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care are comprehensively focused on preserving quality of life at end of life. And while it may seem counter-intuitive, the time when Hospice is part of a patient’s life can often be joyful. There is profound comfort in being surrounded by family and a committed team who fully understands this personal journey.

If you have a family member with a terminal medical condition, Palm Beach Hospice and Palliative Care is here for you, fully prepared to respond immediately and to remain with you through the process and beyond.

For information about Hospice and Palliative Care, please call: 561.805.1416

For Bereavement Counseling, please call: 561.805.1409

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