Methodist Hospice in Omaha, NE, is dedicated to the care of patients with a terminal diagnosis and to the families and friends who love them.
Hospice is a special kind of care for terminally ill patients and their families. Home hospice care offers dignity to patients who would prefer to die at home. A specially trained team treats the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. Hospice concentrates on making patients as free from pain and as comfortable as they want to be, so they can make the most of the time that remains.
Hospice Medical Team
Under the direction of the primary care physician, Methodist Hospice team members can be a caring and helpful part of the last phase of life. The Methodist Hospice team includes:
- Registered nurses
- Social workers
- Home health aides
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists
- Bereavement coordinator
Talking about death can be difficult. Many of us avoid this conversation until we are facing end-of-life decisions for ourselves or a loved one. Watch real life stories of Helen and Fred tell their stories about their own experiences with Hospice.
The movie "Two Weeks", which portrays the struggles a family has as their mother nears the end of her life, prompted a panel discussion focused on the topics of hospice and end of life issues. Joining the "Consider This" panel was Yunpo Bernard Su, M.D. Watch the hospice panel discussion.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Association provides Moments of Life videos with stories about real hospice patients living life to the fullest at the end of life.
Comments from families...
"I will never be able to adequately say thank you for the job that you do. It felt like having medically educated friends and family standing beside me, helping my husband and I make decision. The privilege of having him home during his last days was only possible with your assistance. I will be eternally grateful for your part in making that happen. You are angels on earth! Thank you! ”
"Everyone was great! Our nurses did a fantastic job. They had a special relationship! The Pastor was great as well! The whole team helped our family during this very difficult time!"
"The care received by all members of the team was not only professional but was compassionate and personal. Our nurse and home health aide provided most of the hands-on care but received support from all team members with follow up phone calls after an initial evaluation. The home health aide was very caring and attentive to Mom’s needs allowing Mom her dignity and helping her to feel comfortable. Our nurse not only provided the necessary nursing needs, but had a very calming and compassionate presence to Mom and to all of our family. She brought Mom special ice cream treats and they both went the extra mile and gave special attention to our dog, Dusty. Thank you to all the Hospice team for all they did for Mom and our family during a difficult and painful time."
"Excellent Care! Thank you!"