Welcome to HCOA
HCOA’s mission is to provide the highest quality of compassionate care to patients and their loved ones who are dealing with a life limiting illness. Our goal is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort; by giving the patients and families the tools, information and support they need to make informed decisions.
HCOA will provide skilled care and support for patients and their families for as long as needed. HCOA will demonstrate the highest quality of palliative care for patients and their families dealing with end of life care.
HCOA hospice care is a compassionate, dignified, holistic approach to medical, emotional and spiritual care for those who are taking their final steps in life’s journey. Hospice is a concept in care that has greatly improved the way our society and particularly the medical community perceives end of life issues.
The philosophy of hospice is simple and compelling: Individuals with life-limiting medical conditions should be made as comfortable as possible, and have their quality of life maximized; physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
In practice, hospice focuses on managing and alleviating pain and symptoms while maintaining the patient’s dignity. Hospice fosters a love and appreciation for family and life experiences, and helps patients accept their situation with hope and encouragement rather than despair. Because no two situations are alike, hospice caregivers coordinate a plan of care that is specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual. As part of a comprehensive care approach, hospice care also addresses the logistical and emotional needs of the patient’s family.