Hospice is an approach to end-of-life care that focuses on the quality, not quantity, of an individual’s final days. For Hospice of the Piedmont, this is a mission. Their vision? To ensure that no one dies alone or in pain. Their services are available to people in all walks of life, regardless of insurance, financial background or station in life.
Since 1980, when Hospice of the Piedmont was founded, they have provided care for more than 10,000 terminally ill patients and their families throughout the Central Virginia community. Their staff of health care professionals visit patients’ homes each day where, with the help of trained volunteers, they provide comfort and supportive care. Hospice of the Piedmont also visits assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other facilities to those patients who are no longer able to live in their own homes.
In addition to providing comfort to the patient, Hospice of the Piedmont is also a library of resources for community on issues of death and dying, including support groups for all ages. Through working with medical professionals and the community, Hospice of the Piedmont provides children bereavement camps, music therapy, art therapy, massage therapy and other programs that help the hospice patient and their families deal with the pain of loss.
For more information, watch the below video of Dr. James Avery, CEO of Hospice of the Piedmont, speaking about the mission, vision and services provided to the community by this non-profit organization.
As the largest and oldest hospice in Charlottesville, they measure their success by the services they provide to the community and how the community views them. With a Family Survey Score of 90% overall in the quality care category, they are the number one non-profit hospice in the state.
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, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, Louisa, Nelson and Orange. In 1998, they moved to their sixth location since its founding.
Hospice of the Piedmont is a non-profit organization. They provide care to everyone, regardless of whether or not they have the finances to cover the medical expenses. Medicare/Medicaid certified, Hospice of the Piedmont received reimbursements from these sources as well as from private insurance companies. Visit their website for more information on the fees and coverage.
For more articles like this, see: Long Distance Caregiving, Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place, Care for the Caregiver, Hearts at Work.
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Elizabeth Swider, Geriatric Care Manager, Certified Senior Advisor
President, Care is There Geriatric Care Management
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