What is Hospice?
Your Choice in hospice.
Choosing a hospice provider can quickly become overwhelming. Hospitals often attempt to funnel patients into their hospice providers without informing you that you do indeed HAVE A CHOICE. Monarch Hospice wants you to know that you deserve to be educated, and you deserve quality service personalized for your circumstances.
Monarch is concerned foremost with the comfort and dignity of its patients. This drives our passion and focus for hiring devoted staff who will truly cares about the patient and deliver personalized, non-rushed patient care and family support.
When do you need hospice?
Hospice should be called any time a patient is diagnosed with a life limiting illness. It is appropriate to be informed of all options for the patient, including hospice, whether or not hospice will be used immediately or at a later date.
If you are looking to determine if you or a loved one is ready for hospice you can fill out the form linked below.
The Grief Process
Monarch knows that death involves more than just the one who passes. Loved ones will go through many changes and stages themselves as well, which is why we created a 13 month bereavment program to assist loved ones through the 5 stages of grief. We provide customized counseling care from both a social worker and chaplain to help patients and families through the process. Our bereavment program provides mailings on grief education, phone calls, visits and also refers to appropriate support groups or individual counselors as needed.
Monarch is dedicated to learning industry best practice tactics and educating our clients and teams on how to care more passionately through those tactics. All of our aides are certified in personal care. All staff performs monthly educational in-services pertinent to hospice care. Certified Nursing Aides receive an extra monthly in-services over and above what the other staff does. Monarch Hospice also assists with training our facility staff on hospice and caring for our hospice patients.