Our holistic philosophy takes a pro-active approach to pain and symptom management and recognizes that pain extends beyond the physical. We address the symptoms of the illness as well as the patients' emotional and spiritual concerns – assisting patients and loved ones with the challenges that come with death and dying.
Hospice care provides a way for patients to take control of their life and treatment, encouraging them to take an active role in the important medical and legal decisions that affect them and those around them. Our multidisciplinary hospice team provides a wide range of care and support, allowing patients to live out their final months comfortably, in control, and with the dignity and respect they deserve.
To help determine if hospice services are appropriate for an individual patient, physicians use the Hospice Appropriateness Worksheet.
Watch the video below to learn more about Penn Wissahickon Hospice.