"The Memorial hospice team brought compassion, care, and comfort for my whole family. They understood our overwhelming grief as we walked the last journey with my brother. It was very calming and comforting just knowing the hospice nurse was there to guide us. This made a very enriching and blessed experience for my family, and gave my brother and all of us peace with death and the dying process."
- A grateful family member
No one should have to manage their health care alone. Because of your generosity, Compass Care offers a collection of services to help patients and their loved ones think about their long-term health care priorities and wishes. Compass Care helps patients make important decisions to ensure they receive the care they want and deserve.
The comprehensive programs give patients, family and health care providers more options for care and treatment. At home, at Cottage in the Meadow, at the hospital or in hospice care, Compass Care is here for patients every step of the way.
In 2018 your donations helped serve 1,085 hospice patients, reaching nine percent more patients from the previous year. Cottage in the Meadow had 4,037 patient days - 1,076 more than 2017. Home Health served 1,180 patients and 546 patients received care by the Palliative Care team.
More than 20,000 copies of Five Wishes, an advanced care directive, were distributed into our community.
Palliative Care - a support system to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for those who live with a serious illness.
Hospice - a program of care and support for patients (and their families) who have a terminal illness. Help is provided to assist patients and their families live their best lives, as comfortably as possible.
Cottage in the Meadow - a home-like hospice care facility that provides a compassionate environment and level of care that ensures peace, privacy, and the opportunity for patients to have their loved ones by their side when nearing the end of their life.
Bereavement Services - a support system for families coping with loss.
Changing the course of end-of-life care in our valley forever. In 2017, the expansion of Cottage in the Meadow was completed, expanding from 12 to 20 rooms to serve patients and their families at a time, providing the specialized and compassionate care needed at life's end. Through generous community support, the Compass Care Campaign to expand Cottage in the Meadow raised over $3.5 million for construction and over $500,000 each for program expansion and endowment. More than 560 patients were served in 2017.