Saturday , April 10 2021

Cornerstone Hospice And Palliative Care: Helping Patients and Families in Numerous Ways

Submitted by Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care

Cornerstone HospiceAccording to recent reports from the National Hospice and Palliative Organization, more than 1.5 million Americans receive care from hospice each year. Hospice and Palliative care are end of life services developed specifically to provide services and support for individuals and families during one of life’s most challenging times. Death and dying are not easy to discuss or deal with, and it’s within these times, that we need assistance in multiple ways.

Hospice provides comfort, dignity, and respect to all those coping with a serious illness and end-of-life conditions. Cornerstone Hospice provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable and able to enjoy time with their loved ones. It’s not uncommon for family members to have questions, need emotional or spiritual support and help in many aspects of what was involved in their life before this critical time.

A team of experts help each patient and their loved ones; hospice care is not a curative services, but it is similar to medical care, in that it offers much needed support on a different level. It brings hope, dignity and compassion when needed the most.

What is hospice?
The doctor has recommended hospice care. Let us help you understand why and what to expect.

Who pays for hospice?
Medicare, private insurance or medicaid. We will assist you in making financial decisions surrounding our care plan.

How to begin care
It usually begins with a recommendation from your physician. From that point we will guide you the rest of the journey.

What services does Cornerstone Hospice provide?
When your physician(s) recommend Cornerstone Hospice care, any eligible patient is entitled to:
• Skilled nursing care in the patient’s home or a nursing home facility which is contracted with Cornerstone Hospice.
• Nursing services on call, 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays.
• Assistance with personal hygiene and skin care.
• Arrangements for durable medical equipment and physical therapy services in the patients home when medically indicated.
• Volunteer(s) to help with errands and/or provide companionship.
• Social workers to help the patient and family understand and deal with terminal diagnosis, treatment and family issues that arise.
• Grief support for family members if desired.

As a not-for-profit hospice program for Central Florida, Cornerstone has a number of professionals on our team who are trained to help those dealing with a loss.

When someone chooses Cornerstone for their care, the representative who visits with you will tell you that Bereavement Services are available to you right away, should you desire. Or you may wait and choose one of our many group sessions offerings, giving you an opportunity to share with others dealing with the same challenges as you and your family.

And what many do not know is that our bereavement services are available to anyone in our community who is experiencing the emotions of grief due to the loss of a loved one, even if they were a patient of ours or not. The Cornerstone bereavement professionals are involved in both individual and group sessions.

Because our professional grief counseling has helped so many over 35 years, Cornerstone will often work with local law enforcement, the courts, local churches and schools in times of need.

You can get more information on how we can best serve you by calling Cornerstone Bereavement services at 888-728-6234 or email @



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