Hospice Care

Compassionate, respectful care

INTEGRIS Mayes County Medical Center owns and operates Hospice of Mayes County. This extension of services strives to promote holistic and supportive care to terminally ill patients and their families. At INTEGRIS Mayes County, our hospice care is sensitive and responsive to the special requirements of each individual.

Hospice is a service, which provides:

  • Care for the terminally ill, regardless of age, allowing the patient to spend their final months at home surrounded by loved ones
  • Focus on CARE, not cure
  • A team approach to help the patient and family to keep the patient as comfortable as possible, while easing pain and fear
  • Includes the patient and family in decision making with the Hospice team
  • Instruction that allows the patient, family, and friends to stay as active as possible, express and accept feelings, care for loved ones, deal with stress, control pain, and cope with grief
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Respite Care
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies*
  • Medications*
  • Caregiver Support

*Relating to patient’s terminal condition

Who is eligible for Hospice Care?

  • Terminal diagnosis with life expectancy of less than 6 months
  • Primary goal of comfort, NOT cure

Who pays for Hospice?

  • Medicare provides Hospice benefits
  • Most insurance covers Hospice care
  • Donations

Interdisciplinary Team

  • Medical Director
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Bereavement/Clergy
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse - On call 24 hours
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Dietitian
  • Home Health Aide

Common Diagnosis of Hospice Patients

  • Cancer
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • AIDS
  • Heart Disease
  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Lung Disease
  • Failure to Thrive
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