Our story is one of a God-inspired calling to offer hospice services to those whose earthly life nears an end. We believe that hospice is both a calling and a ministry. We find peace in the Word of God. Our mission statement is: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
We believe that hospice in and of itself is a ministry. We believe that our patients have earned the right to pass from this life with:
•Dignity •Integrity •Peace of Mind •Comfort •
It is our purpose to provide and support each of those characteristics with every interaction. It is our promise to represent ourselves in the same manner with you that will trust Hands of God with your patients/residents/loved ones.
Hospice neither hastens or delays the process of death. The most obvious question a patient or family has is “how long?”. We believe that the time is determined by God. It is our purpose to be with you throughout the journey and beyond.
We strive to improve the quality of our services, products, and operations and will maintain a reputation for love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, loyalty, gentleness, and self-control. Not surprising, these are the fruits of the spirit Paul speaks of in the Bible (Galatians 5). We are all called to a life of service to God and our fellow man. Hospice is such a calling. Hands of God Hospice has a team of talented professionals dedicated to their calling.
Hospice is not a place. Hospice care often takes place in the home or in a place that is currently home.
Hospice is not expensive. Hospice care covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private medical insurance.
Hospice does not mean death is imminent. In fact, hospice patients live longer than those without hospice. Patients can outlive their projected life expectancy and continue receiving hospice care.
Hospice is not painful. Hospice care provides comfort rather than a cure. It decreases anxiety and stress levels and gives access to a dedicated care team 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Hospice is not exclusively in a facility. The truth is that most hospice care can be provided in the home.
Hospice is not a limited service. If patients outlive their projected life expectancy, they can continue receiving hospice care when the illness they’re facing is deemed life-limiting.
Hospice and palliative care are not the same thing. The terms are often used interchangeably but they are not the same. Hospice is only one type of palliative care that can be utilized in the last six months of life.
Hospice does not shorten life expectancy. The primary objective of hospice care is to relieve the physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering that often accompanies a chronic or terminal illness. Therefore, instead of using their energy to fight pain and discomfort, patients can use that energy doing things that improve the quality of their lives.
Hospice is not giving up. Hospice provides effective pain management and relief, restoring dignity, integrity and control for those who are suffering from a terminal illness.
All hospice providers are not the same. None of us have a choice when it comes to death, but everyone should have a choice about the care they receive at the end of life’s journey. We look forward to speaking with you about Hands of God Hospice and how we are different..
Typically, hospice care starts as soon as a formal request or “referral” is made by the patient’s physician. We understand that you will have many questions and we welcome each and every one of them. Our overall purpose is to meet the patient and family “where they are”. This means not only meeting them physically (residence, many skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities) but also where they are spiritually and emotionally.
"As many of you know we recently lost my mom just before Christmas. While looking back on that experience I would be remiss if I did not recognize Hands of God Hospice for how truly amazing they were to my mom and our entire family. It would warm my heart beyond words if you guys could take a second or two and head over to their page and show them some love. Also if you ever find yourself having to make the type of life impacting decision we had to make, simply contact Lyndsey and I guarantee your mind will be set at ease well before you wrap up the first meeting. Seriously your loved ones deserve the kind of heartfelt and knowledgeable care this organization provides. " -SCCW, B.S. 01/4/2023
“Hands of God Hospice was amazing helping our family with the end of life care for my mother in law if you ever need hospice care for loved ones this is the place to use! The care that the nurse Lyndsey Stoutamyer gave was amazing she was so kind and made this experience so easy I would highly recommend Hand of God Hospice!!” – M.W.S. 01/04/2023