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Spotlight on: Unity Hospice Care

Spotlight on: Unity Hospice Care

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Full service hospice care for your family.

Established in 2001, Unity Hospice Care is a full service Hospice care provider. We are committed to providing compassionate care to our patients and families. We believe that each individual should be granted the opportunity to die in a dignified and comfortable manner. Our focus is to enable our patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible while providing spiritual and palliative care through God’s grace.

This special care is primarily provided in the patient’s home. However, those living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or other in-patient facilities may also be eligible.

Our core values are the principles and beliefs of our organization and its motivation through:

■ ■ Compassion

■ ■ Dignity

■ ■ Integrity

■ ■ Quality

■ ■ Service

■ ■ Stewardship

Abounding Care

At life’s end, it is important for your loved one to be sustained spiritually and to feel wrapped in the warm glow of human love. In preparation for life’s last journey, pain should subside, care should abound and faith should flourish.

Unity Hospice Care is dedicated to providing a special way of caring for individuals during their final phase of life, offering pain control and symptom relief and allowing the individual to live life as fully and comfortably as possible.

Patient and Family Focus

As a family member suffering loss, your well-being is important, also. Just as we care for a dying loved one, Unity is also aware of your needs and seeks to be a source of support and encouragement during this difficult time. Our focus is on the patient and the family rather than the disease.

After a loved one passes, we want your last memories to be special and positive. We want you to feel your family member was in good hands with Unity. Our goal is to ensure that their last moments are comfortable, that their departure from this life is peaceful and that you can rest easy knowing you did all you could for them in their final hours.

Honoring Our Veterans Unity Hospice Care is proud partners with the We Honor Veterans Program.

Hospice care is available for veterans who have terminal illness or disease with a diagnosis of six months or less to live. At Unity Hospice Care, our team will work with you, your family, and your physician.

Hospice Care is part of the VHA Stand Medical Benefits Package. All enrolled Veterans are eligible if they meet the clinical need for hospice. Enrollment information is available on the Veterans Affair Health Benefits website. There are no Copays for Hospice Care whether it is provided by the VA or with Unity Hospice Care.

Grief Support

Unity Hospice Care offers Grief Support to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Grief is a reaction to a loss affecting all parts of our lives physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and psychologically. It is a very personal journey to which there are no roadmaps, guidelines, or specifics. Therefore, it is our belief that participation in a grief support group is one of the most effective ways to cope with the pain associated with the loss of someone you love.

If you are interested in participating in a group or wish to speak with someone on an individual basis, our bereavement team will be available to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your approach to meeting the total needs of your patients?

Unity Hospice Care is dedicated to a special way of caring for individuals during their final phase of life, offering pain control and symptom relief and allowing the individual to live life as fully and comfortably as possible.

In addition to pain control and symptom relief, hospice provides support for patients and their families during a difficult time. Our focus is on the patient and family rather than the disease.

What are the major reasons for considering Unity Hospice Care?

First, our philosophy is to create and promote an environment that allows patients to be comfortable and peaceful to the maximum extent possible. You can count on us to provide high-quality care to all of our patients and to treat them with respect and dignity – just like a member of our own family.

Our staff is well trained and equipped to meet your hospice needs. We bring more than 30 years experience in our industry and have worked with hundreds of patients and families who have experienced the care and comfort provided by our professional staff.

What can I expect on a day-to-day basis?

You can expect a reliable and dependable partner who does what we say we’ll do. From showing up on time to following protocols for therapy, medication and any doctor’s orders, we will make sure the job is done right.

You can expect that your loved one will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

What kind of support do you provide for family caregivers?

As a family member suffering loss, your well-being is important, too. Just as we care for a dying loved one, Unity is also aware of your needs and seeks to be a source of support and encouragement during this difficult time. Our focus is on the patient and the family rather than the disease.

After a loved one passes, we want your last memories to be special and positive. We want you to feel your family member was in good hands with Unity Hospice.

How can I help my family understand the reasons for hospice care?

In many ways, this is a family decision that affects not only you – but your loved ones, too. That’s why it’s important that your family members are fully on board and support you in the decision you make.

Talk it over with your family. Discuss candidly the primary reasons why you are considering hospice care. Emphasize the importance of your loved one being comfortable, cared for and pain free. Your decision will be made easier by ensuring your family’s questions are answered, and they are well-informed.

Above all, remember that your family members love and care about your loved one just as you do. Their happiness and well-being are their utmost concerns. When they see you are acting in your loved one’s best interests, they will be confident – and supportive, too.

What services are provided as part of hospice?

The hospice team will provide the following services to individuals in the home, wherever they consider home to be:

■ ■ Manage pain and other symptoms

■ ■ Offer support with the emotional and spiritual aspects of dying

■ ■ Provide medications, medical supplies and equipment

■ ■ Teach family members skills to help them provide care

■ ■ Deliver special services like speech and physical therapy if needed

■ ■ Make short-term inpatient care available when pain or other symptoms become too difficult to manage at home

■ ■ Provide support and counseling to family members and loved ones “Your Loved One is in Safe Hands with Unity Hospice Care.”

Unity Hospice Care is licensed in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. In Marion, they are located at 1231 Hwy. 77, Suite 2. Call the office at (870) 735-2824, or visit www. unityhospice.care for more information.

Get peace of mind with full service hospice care for your loved one at Unity Hospice Care of Marion.

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