Shell Point Opens New Hospice Unit

Partnership with Hope Hospice of Lee County

FORT MYERS, FL – Shell Point has expanded its services by adding a Hospice unit to its skilled nursing center. Shell Point has reserved the entire top floor of its new skilled nursing annex to provide Hospice services. Shell Point Hospice features nine private rooms with views overlooking a manatee-filled lagoon and the Caloosahatchee River beyond. Shell Point Hospice is being introduced through a partnership agreement with Hope Hospice of Lee County. The Shell Point Hospice program will provide 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,” said Dr. Roger Hirchak, vice president of health and medical services at Shell Point. “Through our hospice program, Shell Point will provide support and care for persons in the last phases of an incurable disease, so they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.”

Hospice Philosophy and Goals
The Hospice philosophy exists in the hope and 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 satisfaction 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 growth.

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