Our nurses are very skilled in delivering gentle, loving care to both the patients and their families. They understand medications and can determine quickly what works best. They inform and teach the patient and family in all areas as they provide the care. We hire nurses for their heart, not just for their skills.
With a maximum 1:4 nurse to patient ratio, our nurses deliver gentle, loving care to patients and provide grief support to families.
We have strong connections to local medical providers, which affords seamless transitions for patients entering Little Hospice.
Working at Little Hospice is treated as a mission and privilege by our staff, who are hired for their heart as well as their skills.
Each patient bedroom has a television, private phone, speaker for music, and state-of-the-art hospital bed.
We provide daily bathing, hair care, shaving, and nail care. We offer a daily menu of home-cooked meals and honor patient food requests,.
We offer chaplain, social work, and grief support services to patients and families, which can integrate with any religion.
Family members can experience a significant impact after a death. We offer monthly grief support meetings where family members and friends are invited to participate. The bereavement team stays in touch with the family for up to one year after the death of their loved one by periodically mailing grief support literature to family members. Should someone require one-on-one counseling, we are able to refer them to professional help in their area.
Annual Memorial Service and Tree of Remembrance Each year, traditionally the first Sunday of December, we hold a Memorial Service and light our Tree of Remembrance. The names of patients who have died in the past year are read by our nursing staff. The tree is lit with a bulb for each person who has been cared for at Little Hospice. Cookies, coffee, and cider are served afterwards. The Tree of Remembrance is lit through the month of December.