Compassionate Care

Easing The Burden Of Caring For An Ill Loved One

At Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management, we believe that every person deserves dignity and compassion when faced with a life-limiting illness. The unique combination of hospice and residential services that we offer allow for a seamless transition for your loved ones as their needs shift and change. Our professionally trained staff is there to help you and your family navigate the many care and service options available. At Affinity, every patient is viewed as a unique individual and is given an individualized plan provide them with the maximum level of care and comfort. All of our hospice team members are professional and compassionate, and guarantee that each patient is treated with the respect and love they deserve.

Collaborative Approach

Our caregivers partner with all of our patients’ relatives, creating an environment of comfort and security for your loved ones.

Wide-ranging Clinical Support

Our team of professionals help relieve the physical symptoms of illness while addressing the patients emotional and spiritual needs

Skilled Staff

Each member of our hospice team is uniquely qualified to provide specialty level end-of-life care for all types of illnesses.

On Site Care

Our experienced caregivers provide the practical tools and education necessary to care for your loved one at home.

Our Therapies

Easing The Burden Of Caring For An Ill Loved One

Music Therapy

Virtual Reality

Equine Therapy

Our Commitment To You

Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management’s mission is to provide the terminally ill patient and their loved ones with the support and care they require to live their lives comfortably.

At Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management, we are constantly striving towards meeting the total needs of each of our patients. We provide skilled and compassionate care to all those in need, and work towards meeting the changing health care priorities of your loved ones through the development of specialized programs, services and facilities. We encourage individuality by focusing on the unique life circumstances of each of our patients. By providing your loved ones with comprehensive care, we ensure the dignity of all we serve, and act as a community resource for those in need of the services we provide. At Affinity, we genuinely care about the individuals placed in our care, and we do whatever we can to assist them in improving their quality of life.

Our Mission

At Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management, we provide terminally ill patients and their loved ones with the support and care they require to live their lives comfortably. Our skilled hospice team is dedicated to helping our patients and their families maintain their dignity and quality of life. Our goal is to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort for the patient and to provide tools, information and support for the patient’s family so that they feel confident in the crucial decisions that come along with terminal illnesses. We provide ongoing care and support for our patients and their families for as long as it is needed.

Our Commitment

We promise to continuously provide you with the best service, the friendliest staff, and the most innovative care possible.

At Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management, we are committed to providing our patients with quality care and support. We recognize the need to maintain and enhance the dignity and respect given to each and every individual in our care. Our compassionate, caring outlook manifests itself in the various areas of hospice and palliative care. Our staff works wholeheartedly to do everything possible to enhance the life of your loved ones.

Our Care Team

COMPASIONATE CARE

The medical director co-certifies the terminal diagnoses with the attending physician, and then leads the interdisciplinary team in the development of a plan of care for the patient. The director also provides consultation with other physicians regarding each patient.

The hospice nurse develops a care plan to ensure symptom control and pain management. The nurse coordinates care with the attending physician, primary caregiver, and care center staff as well as doctors visits. The hospice nurse provides family training as well.

The social worker assesses patient and family’s emotional, social, spiritual, and financial needs and then develops a plan of care tailored to meet identified needs. The social worker also provides direct counseling as needed, or refers patients and families to appropriate community agencies to ensure support is available.

Volunteers provide companionship and comfort to help support the patient and family. They also help with various non-medical services, such as letter writing, and time for caregivers and family. Volunteers also provide support at time of death and during the bereavement process.

The attending physician certifies the terminal diagnosis, and directs and approves a plan of care based on the patient’s needs and symptoms. The physician then coordinates the patients’ care together with the interdisciplinary team.

The home health aide provides the patients with direct personal care. The aide ensures the patient’s comfort, and provides emotional support for the patient’s family. The aide also identifies the patient’s needs and report them to the RN case manager.

The chaplain’s job is to assess patient and family spiritual needs, and to develop a plan of care to meet identified needs. The chaplain provides direct spiritual counseling, consultations and referrals to community clergy. The chaplain is available to assist with memorial preparations if desired.
Our bereavement team provides emotional support by direct contact or by telephone for families going through the grieving process. We keep up an ongoing correspondence in the form of supportive letters. We also hold regularly scheduled memorial services to celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones.

Hospice

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice and palliative care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care and pain management. Emotional and spiritual support is expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes, and support is provided for the patient’s loved ones as well. At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. Hospice focuses on caring, not curing, and, in most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home. Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness.

Palliative Care

Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness. Our palliative care program or CPR is a new model of health care delivering a level of care not available in the past. It is a pre-hospice service for patients diagnosed with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, (stage 4) cancer, COPD, and dementia. It is for a time in the patient’s life when traditional strategies and palliative strategies are both important for the patient. Unlike hospice care where the patient declines aggressive treatment in favor of comfort, in our palliative care program (CPR) no specific treatment is excluded from consideration including aggressive treatment options.