Shepherd’s Cove Hospice Inpatient Unit

Our 10 bed hospice inpatient facility, is designed to complement the care offered through our home hospice program. Compassionate, emotional and spiritual care that preserves comfort and dignity is provided in a spacious, welcoming, and homelike environment.

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How does someone qualify for a stay at our inpatient unit?
If a person qualifies for hospice care, they may also be eligible for care in our inpatient unit.  Our inpatient unit is designed for respite care or general hospice inpatient care.

Caregiving is an exhausting job, albeit one that is done out of love.  Respite care is provided if the family is tired and needs a break from caring for someone with a life limiting illness.  Or, a joyous family event such as a wedding may require that caregivers be out of town for several days.  If this is the case, then our inpatient unit can assist in providing a safe, comfortable environment for this stay of up to 5 days. General hospice inpatient care is care that is provided to alleviate a symptom that cannot be managed in another setting.  Our hospice home care team members are experts in managing symptoms such as pain, breathing difficulties, or anxiety, but there are times when around-the-clock nursing monitoring is needed.  Our inpatient unit can provide comfort for these and other symptoms or provide a safe place for someone to rest at the end of life.

Guests of our inpatient unit come to us from our home hospice program, from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities or other sources.  Once symptoms are managed, or the respite stay is over, they can resume their home hospice care in their place of residence.