Making Every Day Matter
For those facing life-limiting illnesses in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Liberty Hospice provides compassionate care and support for a transition marked by dignity and meaning. When people hear the word “hospice,” they often associate it with death. But hospice is really about embracing each day, sharing time with family and loved ones, and easing through a natural stage of life.
It’s important to know that hospice care is a choice – a choice that leads to enhanced living for patients and families facing end-of-life challenges. Our hospice services and caregivers emphasize comfort measures and counseling to deliver physical, emotional and spiritual support for everyone involved.
To begin services with Liberty, please contact us.
Patient’s Bill of Rights
When you select Liberty Hospice Services for your hospice care, we are honored by your choice and make every effort to respect your personal rights. Thus, it’s our commitment to ensure that you:
- Receive an assessment that honors your social, emotional, religious and cultural values and beliefs
- Are cared for by highly-trained members of our multidisciplinary hospice team
- Remain informed of your condition throughout our care
- Receive clear information to make informed decisions
- Are encouraged to have family members participate in your care
Surrounding You with Support
Through our Circle of Support, Liberty Hospice Services helps families and caregivers assess a patient’s needs and find ways to impart comfort and understanding. Our Circle of Support makes these commitments to the patients and communities we serve. We will ask important questions such as:
- What are your wishes for care?
- How is your pain today?
- Do you have specific spiritual needs?
- What can I do to help you and your family today?
Liberty Hospice Services also makes the following commitments to the communities we serve:
- Provide education. We are proud to be part of the communities we serve, and feel it’s our duty to offer seminars regarding hospice care, as well as care planning that includes Advance Directives and Five Wishes for end-of-life decisions.
- Personally visit with referred patients to discuss care and options. Every call from a referral source or family member seeking support is important to us. We are committed to discuss health care options with patients and their families to help them make more informed decisions.
- Admit all hospice-eligible referrals the same day, or within 24 hours unless otherwise requested. Any patient dealing with a life-limiting illness or condition deserves exceptional care in a timely manner.
- Assure direct physician involvement in each patient’s care. We strive to involve a patient’s personal physician(s), as well as Hospice Medical Directors, in a patient’s care.
- Offer daily contact with all home hospice patients. We achieve this through scheduled visits or by phone calls to patients not receiving visits that day.
- Achieve acceptable pain control for all patients. No patient should live in pain. Our goal is to achieve acceptable pain control and symptom management for all patients in our care.
- Respond to patient-related calls within one hour, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Hospice needs can change radically from one day to the next, so quick response to patients’ or family members’ questions and concerns is a priority.
- We take an individualized approach to patient care. All patients, families and physicians are unique, so we develop each care plan specifically for each patient, incorporating their concerns, desires and family needs.
- Our hospice staff will be there from beginning to end. Patients and families need substantial comfort and support as death nears. We promise to be with you through all phases of hospice care, including when you need us most.
- We recognize bereavement extends beyond immediate family. When requested, we willingly offer bereavement services to extended family, community members and organizations affected by a patient’s loss.