As individuals age, they are faced with the reality of lingering questions that come with growing older: questions about the future; questions about health and independence; and questions about dignity. “We celebrate life every day here at Shell Point,” said Dr. Roger Hirchak, Vice President of Medical Services, “but we are aware of the reality of death and when it comes, we look at it squarely in the eye, without glancing away. That is why Shell Point partners with Hope Hospice to provide care for terminally ill residents. The hospice program provides state-of-the-art palliative and supportive care to individuals at the end of their lives. We understand that quality at the end of one’s life is unique to each individual.”
Through its hospice program, Shell Point provides support and care for residents in the last phase of their lives, so they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. The Hospice philosophy exists in the belief that, through appropriate care and sensitivity to the dying patient’s needs, individuals and their families may be free to attain a degree of comfort in preparation for death, while recognizing and supporting their unique experiences. Hospice services recognize that human growth and development can be a lifelong process and even during the individual’s last phase of life, there remains an inherent potential for self-discovery.