Welcome to Serene Palliative Care & Hospice
Your Ultimate Hospice Care Provider
To provide extraordinary, dedicated, and compassionate care to patients and families during the end of life journey
Our skilled and knowledgeable team is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate hospice care services for each patient according to his or her unique situation, as well as support and education for family members and caregivers. • Nursing • After-hours triage • Hospice aide/homemaker • Psychosocial support • Board Certified Medical Director and Associate Medical Director • Spiritual support • Pharmacist • Therapists • Volunteers • Medications, medical equipment and supplies • Additional services: general inpatient care, respite care, continuous care.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a specialized type of medical care, coupled with just the right kind of support for family and caregivers. Hospice is a team approach to caring for patients and their families. This unique care model works very well. In fact, it is not at all uncommon to see that a patient’s condition improves while on hospice care. When a patient’s pain and symptoms are well managed, a patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well being can be similarly enhanced. Serene Palliative Care & Hospice provides this care and support wherever the patient feels most comfortable. This may be in the patient’s own home, an assisted living facility, group home, nursing home-virtually anyplace the patient calls home. With the patient’s and family’s direct input, Serene Palliative Care & Hospice will develop a plan of care personally tailored to make sure that the needs of both the patient and loved ones are met.
WHEN TO CONSIDER HOSPICE
Beginning a discussion about hospice can be difficult. Yet one of the most common comments we have heard from patients over the years is: “I wish that I had known about hospice care sooner”. Patients that begin our hospice program earlier express more satisfaction with their care and with the hospice experience. Our experienced Serene Palliative Care & Hospice staff can help explain the many benefits of hospice care. It may be time to start hospice services if the patient: • Has symptoms that do not respond well to treatment • Is increasingly dependent for daily activities (e.g., dressing, bathing, eating) • Experiences increasing pain • Progressively loses weight • Significantly decreases intake of nutrition and hydration
At Serene Palliative Care & Hospice, our team of providers includes the patient’s physician, hospice medical director, nurses, hospice aides, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. Members of the team schedule visits according to the patient’s unique needs. Serene Palliative Care & Hospice staff members are available every day, around the clock—including holidays—to answer questions by telephone and to make a visit.
We believe that clear, consistent, accessible communication is key to personalizing our services, which enables us to provide the compassionate palliative care and support that our patients and their caregivers deserve. The Serene Palliative Care & Hospice team is a group of specially trained, experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals that have been carefully chosen to provide compassionate, patient-centered care. Our goal is to make every day the best that it can be for your loved one by keeping our focus where it should be: Supporting you and your loved ones during active treatment of serious illnesses. While we are proud of the many services, therapies and resources that we deliver, we never forget that the most powerful resource at our disposal is the compassion and dignity that only the very best palliative caregivers can provide.
Hospice Coverage and Hospice care
HOSPICE COVERAGE: Serene Palliative Care & Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies. Because we are a local company, serving our friends and neighbors, we will provide comfort care to those with life-limiting illnesses at end of life.
HOSPICE CARE: Specialized medical care that is focused on keeping a person free of pain and the stresses of a serious illness, regardless of the diagnosis, and is aimed at making the person comfortable and improving quality of life for the person.
Areas of Service
We service a 60 mile radius around the Wichita metro area.
345 Riverview Street, Suite 412 Wichita KS 67203