South Florida Hospital News
Thursday October 17, 2019

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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3



Catholic Hospice—Providing Comfort Care in South Florida for Over 30 Years

For over 30 years, Catholic Hospice has served as a source of comfort and care for the South Florida community. Serving all faiths, Catholic Hospice is a not-for-profit provider dedicated to giving those with a life-limiting prognosis the supportive, quality care they deserve. Their highly trained staff members provide comfort and choices to those with serious, life-limiting illnesses.

Hospice is specialized end-of-life care to improve you or your loved ones’ quality of life. While hospitals focus on treating acute injuries or illnesses, hospice is specifically designed to provide comfort, pain management, family connection, clergy support and other additional services that some hospitals do not offer. It is also considered to be a special type of palliative care to ensure comfort and ease for those with a prognosis of a life-limiting illness.
Today, they have become one of the leading Catholic health care providers in South Florida, providing control, comfort and choices to those with serious, life-limiting illnesses. The organization provides a full continuum of services, specializing in rehabilitation, long-term care, assisted living, home health care, early education and child care, low-income housing and hospice for seniors throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Catholic Hospice, a part of Catholic Health Services, currently operates 38 facilities in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, and serves more than 7,500 people annually with love, skill, compassion and respect for all human dignity – regardless of race, creed or religious affiliation.
Catholic Hospice is a special kind of care for people facing life-limiting illnesses. Their team of professionals and volunteers provide pain control, symptom management, psychosocial and spiritual support for the patient. They also include support and assistance to the patient’s family.
“Hospice care can be delivered at home or in a comfortable inpatient center, enabling families to remain together in peace, comfort and dignity,” says Dian Backoff, Executive Director for Catholic Hospice.
Recently, they changed their logo but Backoff notes that Catholic Hospice will not change their philosophy which is to provide comfort while preserving dignity.
Why Is Catholic Hospice Important?
Catholic Hospice uses the combined knowledge and skills of an interdisciplinary team of professionals, including physicians, nurses, home care aides, social workers, spiritual caregivers, counselors, and volunteers. They treat the person, instead of the disease; focus on the patient and family, instead of just the patient’s condition. Catholic Hospice focuses on extending the quality of life, instead of its duration.
“Catholic Hospice lets you control your quality of life,” adds Backoff. “In an atmosphere of compassion, human dignity and respect, we provide comprehensive services and supplemental programs such as Pet Piece of Mind, Camp Erin, Veterans and Wishes Granted — on your terms.”
Through individualized care plan coordination, medical supervision, pain management, emotional support and spiritual guidance, your comfort is their priority.

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