What Makes Lakeside Hospice Different
As Executive Director at Lakeside Hospice, we welcome your prayerful consideration of Lakeside Hospice when your loved one needs personal and individual comfort care provided with dignity and respect. We are a “Faith-Based” organization, founded in 1991, and serve not only patients with Medicare/Medicaid and Insurance but we serve patients “regardless of their ability to pay”, all patients are served with the same level of care. We strive to provide comfort care services which help allow many patients to spend their final days at home. A few of these services that set Lakeside apart are:
24/7 Registered Nurses on Call
We’re there when you need us!
Licensed Massage Therapist visits for soothing therapeutic massages.
Chaplain’s visit, talk, pray, and witness to our patient’s needs.
Music & Memory Therapy
Our patient’s favorite music is custom loaded on an
iPod Shuffle and provided with charging block and headphones. With Alzheimer’s/Dementia patient's, music can shift moods and stimulate positive interactions.
Pet Peace of Mind
Our hospice volunteers assist with pet needs including feeding, walking, veterinarian visits, and medicines. We also assist with adoption services when a patient wants someone to care for their pet.
Our volunteers make visits/phone calls to patients or families, help with household chores, run errands, write letters, plus many other services.
Strings of Serenity
Our Music Therapist utilizes guitar and voice therapy at bedside to fulfill emotional and spiritual needs.
Support Group Meeting
Grief support is provided by our Chaplain’s and other support groups for various diagnoses are supported by various Associations.
Food boxes, haircuts, and pest control services on as needed basis.
Governed by a local community board. There are no stock holders and profits go back into serving our communities through our goodwill services.
“Caring Is At The Heart of Everything We Do”
The Lakeside Hospice Chaplain serves our patients and their families with support as a spiritual encourager. As a matter of fact, all of our staff and volunteers work hard in this special part of our ministry as well. We try to lend support and encouragement to our patients and their families as they take their journey through terminal illness and even beyond.
Upon assessing a spiritual need in the life of the patient or family, our chaplain may act as a liaison between the patient and the pastor of their local church family. It may be assessed that the Lakeside Hospice Chaplain is the only spiritual support a family will have. In that case, the Spiritual Care Plan is formed to meet the needs of the patient and family.
What accomplishments have been made in your life?
What special achievements mark your life?
Who do others say you are?
Who do you think you are?
Are there people in your life who need your forgiveness?
Are there people in your life you should ask for forgiveness?
Have you made peace with God?
Where will you spend eternity?
When all of LIFE’s questions are addressed, our staff can be confident our patient and their family are spiritually sound for the journey before them.
Upon the death of the patient, Lakeside Hospice staff and volunteers continue to serve the family. Our chaplain may be asked to help with the funeral service or provide some special counsel to family members who are having difficulty with the death. Our staff, including the Bereavement Chaplain, Social Workers, RN’s and HHA’s and Volunteers continue to keep in touch with the family utilizing cards, telephone calls, and personal visits.
Our hope in Spiritual Services is to be of help and encouragement to families we serve. Lending them our heartfelt support and encouragement. Our goal is to bring comfort and peace to all we serve.
Bereavement services are an important part of the programs that Lakeside Hospice offers to our community. Our grief support is open to anyone who has lost a loved one, not only patients families under Lakeside Hospice care.
Please call us at 205-884-1111 for more information about our community grief support options! Bereavement counseling is also provided to patients and families that are or have been on service with Lakeside Hospice.