End of Life Services Provided to the African American Community

Entering the final stage of life can be a trying time for you and your loved ones. Hospice care can make your loved one’s last days as painless and comfortable as possible. Typically, hospice services are underutilized by the African American community—which is why the Hospice of the Piedmont staff wants to ensure everyone knows that hospice services are available for all Americans, regardless of skin color. Continue reading to learn more about the services available.

At Home Care for Comfort and Support

Our trained staff visits your loved one right where they’re most comfortable—their home. Whenever your loved one needs assistance, our staff members are available 24 hours a day to administer treatment, offer comfort, and ensure they enjoy the highest quality of life.

Hospice House: 24/7 Care in a Comfortable Environment

If your loved one needs 24/7 care, our Hospice House in Charlottesville, Virginia, houses up to eight people at a time in a comfortable, home-like environment. Each room is entirely private and comes with a separate bed and bathroom. Staff members remain at the house 24 hours a day to care for your loved one’s needs.

Palliative Care: Managing Symptoms and Emotional Distress

Pain, suffering, and fear don’t have to be part of the end-of-life journey. Our palliative care experts can help your loved one manage physical symptoms such as pain, nausea, headaches, and inflammation and signs of emotional distress like depression and anxiety. We visit your loved one in their own home to make the process as comfortable as possible. Your loved one doesn’t have to suffer from a terminal illness to qualify for palliative care.

Grief Counseling: Processing Loss and Moving Forward

Our licensed therapists can help you process your grief, memorialize your loved one, and start taking steps to move forward whenever you’re ready. Our grief counseling services are free to anyone, even people who did not place their loved one in hospice care.

Alternative Care: Integrative Therapies for Comfort

In addition to our traditional hospice treatments, we offer alternative therapies such as art, music, massage, and Reiki healing. These treatments are provided in combination with conventional Western medicine.

Veteran’s Services: Honoring Those Who Served

Thousands of men and women return from the battlefront with injuries and disabilities that exist well into their final stages of life. Our veterans’ program honors veterans in hospice care and meets their needs.

We hope members of the African American community are aware of the hospice services we offer so they do not have to handle the end-of-life journey alone. To learn more about our end-of-life care services, contact Hospice of the Piedmont at 800-975-5501.