Hospice: End-of-Life Care in Oregon and Washington

Hospice, or end-of-life care, is a life-affirming philosophy of care and support system to help the dying and their loved ones find peace and maintain dignity in the final stages of life. The focus of hospice is on “palliative care,” not curing diseases. “Palliative care” is treatment that relieves discomfort and enhances quality of life.

Signature Hospice provides end-of-life care for the Avamere Family of Companies. We strongly believe providing care at the end-of-life is a sacred and honored opportunity. Our holistic care team of health-care professionals involves a team-oriented approach to skilled medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Hospice services are also extended to the patient’s loved ones as well.medical professional holding patient's hand

While most hospice end of life care is provided in a patient’s home, hospice care can also be provided in hospitals, skilled nursing and other long-term care facilities.

Every person is different, and the paths to the end of their lives will vary. Our Signature Hospice program is focused on peacefulness during this last stage of a senior’s life. We provide non-invasive care to maximize comfort. Aggressive treatments are avoided because it could cause more suffering than justified. Our hospice care team works to meet the needs of the elderly, and the people who care for them, during this final stage in life in the most loving and respectful way possible.

During this last chapter in a loved one’s life, we often find ourselves emotionally unstable, distant to our friends and family and sometimes unable to cope with the stress placed upon our shoulders. We understand your situation, and we want to help. This is not a time for anyone to be alone, and we strive to provide the support and care that you, as well as your loved one, require during this time.

When considering the next step in your life, it is important to know all of your options – from the level of care you may need to the amenities that are right for you.