At Heritage Crossing, we provide all levels of palliative and hospice care.
If you have just been diagnosed with a chronic or serious illness, you deserve the treatment that brings you peace of mind. If the illness gives you pain or difficult symptoms, or the quality of your life has been affected, Heritage Crossing, can provide compassionate care — in your home or in our care center — that relieves pain, eases unpleasant symptoms, and improves your quality of life.
Although many hospice patients have cancer as their primary diagnosis, Heritage Crossing, cares for patients of every age, while they deal with potentially life-limiting illness, including COPD, congestive heart failure, emphysema, Alzheimer’s, and dementia to name just a few.
When a family experiences the real-life support that hospice care provides they are often annoyed with themselves for leaving it so long before asking for our support. Accepting a place in a hospice is a commitment to live every single day and with the best quality of life possible. Our aim is to allow patients and families to feel more in control of what happens. Our highly professional and dedicated staff gives much-needed encouragement, assistance, and relief just when a compassionate guide can make the difference between hope and despair.
Fulfills special requests with transformational and inspirational experiences.
Records the memories, appreciations and stories of loved ones and friends to help ensure nothing is left unsaid.
Provides a soothing presence and the therapeutic benefits of pet therapy.
Gives patients the opportunity to create and share videos and recordings of life stories, special memories and messages for their loved ones.
Incorporates play therapy and music to support grieving children at their time of greatest need. Child life specialists, social workers and bereavement coordinators are part of the team that continues to offer family support following the loss of a loved one when children are involved.
These monthly and weekly support groups’ help participants better understand the grieving process, encouraging them share their unique experience of loss and to find comfort and healing in remembering and honoring their loved ones.
Music therapy affects vital functions that we think are beyond our control. These include heart rate, blood pressure, respirations and release of body’s natural pain killing chemicals. Even when we are no longer conscious or speaking, we can console and comfort with music. The use of music enhances our lives as a means of teaching, celebrating and expressing ourselves and has been for thousands of years.
We accept spiritual life as each person’s unique experience of a power beyond himself or herself, a sense of order in the universe, a sense of purpose in living, and a sense of connection with everything. Spiritually also includes the organizing set of beliefs, values and hopes, by which each person makes sense of frequently chaotic elements of life.