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Hospice Philosophy

     The philosophy of Putnam County Hospice is the belief that dying is an integral part of living. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens death nor prolongs life. It allows one to live each day fully and as alert and pain-free as possible. Hospice treats the person along with the disease. We encourage the celebration of life every day.
     Emotional, physical, spiritual and social support is provided to the patient and family throughout the process of both illness and bereavement. Family members are encouraged to be actively involved in their loved one's care. A team of physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, aides and volunteers follows an individualized care plan designed to meet the specific needs of the patient. In addition to regular nursing visits, a nurse is on call 24 hours per day to assist the families as needed.