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Tel: 440.888.7722
Tel: 440.888.7722

Holy Family Services

The interdisciplinary team at Holy Family combines expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support to help shepherd patients and families through this final journey. We offer compassionate care while affirming the dignity and sanctity of human life. The professional staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Comprehensive services include:
Pain and symptom management, medication, medical supplies and equipment
Practical care such as bathing and assistance with daily activities
Spiritual and emotional support in accordance with the family’s own religious network
Family education regarding patient progress, training for caregivers, patient and family support and counseling
Short term, inpatient care when pain or other symptoms become too difficult to manage at home
Short-term respite for patients whose caregiver needs a break or time away
Professional grief counseling and support

Holy Family Care Team

Our team includes:
Board-certified hospice medical director
Licensed nurses
Home health aides
Pastoral caregivers
Licensed social workers
State-tested nursing assistants (STNA)
Hospice aides
Bereavement counselors
Trained volunteers

Our conscientious approach to end-of-life care is based on moral and ethical principles that support the value of human life at every stage as outlined by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. We also use the National Catholic Bioethics Center as a resource for ethical guidelines. Our care is always consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, but our services remain available for persons of any religious belief.

Our goal is to support the patient and the family through the natural process of dying. We augment the care of the primary caregivers and serve as a resource to those caring for loved ones with a life-limiting illness. Our actions are driven by the philosophy of treating the patients’ holistic needs: mind, body and spirit. The goal of hospice is to keep the patient symptom-free as much as possible while offering spiritual and supportive counseling to them and their families