what is the purpose of hospice
14805 N. Outer 40 Road, Suite 160 Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Directions)
Pathways Hospice and Palliative Care provides patients the opportunity to spend the remaining months of life s final journey in familiar surroundings (alert and free of pain) among the people and things they love. We are dedicated to making this possible.
We service the care needs of residents in Chesterfield, O Fallon, St. Charles, Wentzville, St. Louis and surrounding areas.
Pathways Hospice and Palliative care provides patients in long term care and home setting with symptom management and pain control for the chronically and terminally ill.
Hospice – The decision to seek hospice care is an important one. Hospice focuses on “caring,” not curing, with the fundamental principle that each of us has the right to live each day with comfort and dignity. Hospice is a concept of care that includes a team of professionals and volunteers who are experts in the field of end of life care. The purpose of hospice care is to enable patients to live as fully as possible by addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and their loved ones.
Pathways is one of the most experienced hospice programs in the greater Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri area.
Palliative Care – Pathways palliative care specializes in the relief of pain, symptoms and stress brought on by chronic life limiting illness. Palliative care offers the patient and family the best quality of life possible while preventing and alleviating suffering.
Many people confuse palliative care with hospice care. Palliative care can be offered at any point of a disease. A patient can receive palliative care while still receiving or seeking curative treatments. Pain associated with cancer, COPD, Alzheimer’s or other types of end stage dementia, ALS, advanced cardiac disease, kidney or liver disease and many more can be alleviated with palliative care services.
Threshold Choir – Research shows that music can provide peace and comfort during times of anxiety and restlessness. The Pathways Comfort Singers are a group of specially trained women volunteers who offer the gift of peace and comfort through song at the patient’s bedside at the threshold of life and death. Pathways is proud to be the first Threshold Choir in Missouri.
Memorial Services – Pathways invites all family and friends of their patients that have passed to an annual memorial service. This tribute is hosted and presented by Pathways to celebrate the lives of loved ones through music, singing, candle lighting and photographs.
Experience – Established in 1996, Pathways is one of the the most esteemed Hospice companies in the country. Proud member of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association; Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization; National Institute for Jewish Hospice.
Who We Serve – The hospice journey is not meant to be traveled alone. Our hospice team has walked the path with thousands of patients and families of every race, religion, and gender.