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Heart & Soul Hospice

Comfort, dignity, and understanding

When a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments, you can count on Heart & Soul Hospice to provide compassionate care and dignity to the terminally ill and their families in the Farmington, Missouri area. Formerly known as Presbyterian Hospice of Mid-America and Senior Independence Hospice of Mid-America, Heart & Soul Hospice’s Farmington location is celebrating 11 years of offering hospice services in the greater Farmington area. Heart & Soul Hospice is one option for hospice care on the Farmington Presbyterian Manor campus.

What is hospice?

Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on symptom control and pain management as well as providing the emotional, psychological and spiritual support the patient and their families need during the final months of life. The goal is to help patients and their families enjoy the time they have left.

Because the nature of dying is unique and personal, comprehensive care programs are tailored to the needs of the individual. Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The specially trained professionals and volunteers of Senior Independence Hospice of Mid-America offer medical, emotional, social and spiritual support, with an emphasis on pain and symptom control.

Our goal is to improve quality of life by preserving comfort and dignity during a person’s last days. Families are supported, too, through bereavement counseling before and after their loved one’s death.

When should you seek hospice care?

Many people believe hospice is only for the last few days or weeks of life; however, hospice care is designed to improve the quality of life and help the patient and their families make the most of the time that’s left. An early admission to hospice helps the patient and family get the full benefits of hospice services, including emotional support and family services that can ease those final months of life.

  • Hospice is not a place, it is a set of care options. A patient can receive hospice care at home, in a senior living community, in a hospital or in a "hospice house."
  • Hospice is not just for the elderly or just for Medicare patients. Hospice serves patients of all ages, from infants to centenarians.
  • Hospice is not a financial burden. Hospice services are covered by Medicare Part A, Medicaid, and many private insurers. The vast majority of patients and families never receive a bill for hospice services. To find out more about your insurance provider’s rules for hospice coverage, consult with your insurance carrier.

For more information about Heart & Soul Hospice, visit our website.

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