Monday, October 27, 2008

“Hope HealthCare Services” Encompasses Hope’s Care Programs

When Hope was founded by volunteers nearly 30 years ago, hospice was the single program. Today, Hope provides services to meet a variety of vital health care needs to the most frail and seriously ill in our community.

“Hope provides quality care and is focused on living life as fully as possible. Each of our programs offers ‘Hope’ in its own special way,” according to President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. These programs and services are now provided under the umbrella of “Hope HealthCare Services.”

“’Hope HealthCare Services’ encompasses all of our care programs and represents who we are today, serving 2,000 people daily in an eight county area,” Beckwith said. She added that each person is still cared for as an individual, with their own unique needs.

Hope HealthCare Services:

Hope Hospice – End-of-life care, comfort and support provided by professionals and volunteers working together to meet the physical, social emotional and practical care needs of each person and their families. Services are available in the person’s home, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and Hope Hospice Houses. Lee, Glades, Hendry, Highland, Hardee and Polk counties

Pathways of Hope – For those who have experienced a personal loss, Hope’s individual and group grief support services are pathways to recovery. These programs are available to everyone in the community. Lee, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Hardee, Polk, Charlotte and Collier counties

Hope Life Care – Many people age 65 and older share an important goal: living in their own home. They can be supported by this comprehensive program that meets all medical, health care and personal needs all medical, health care, personal and day-to-day needs specific to each individual. Lee, Charlotte, Collier and Hendry counties

Hope Connections – Meals, personal care, transportation, medical equipment, emergency response – all necessities, available though this program for seniors age 60 and older. Glades and Hendry counties

Hope Adult Health Center – A special place in Fort Myers where adults participate in social activities, wellness programs, therapies and meals under the supervision of a licensed professional staff that includes Registered Nurses. Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte and Collier counties

Hope Select Care – A single point of access for all health care needs for people 55 and older: medical services and supplies; medicines; case management; transportation; social and wellness activities and more. Hope Select Care is a Medicare/Medicaid program, part of the nationwide Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Lee County

Hope Child and Teen Care – Children who are dying, seriously ill or grieving require special, developmentally appropriate care. The program is also a provider of Partners In Care/Together for Kids (PIC-TFK). Lee, Glades and Hendry counties

Hope Comfort Care – For those of all ages who live with a serious, Hope Comfort Care provides management of symptoms and counseling support. Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties

“As Hope HealthCare Services, we continue to provide ‘Hospice and Community Services’ to all in need.” Beckwith said. “’Hope’” is the core of all of our programs and the core of our mission.”