What began in 1979 as a volunteer organization, befriending patients and caregivers dealing with terminal illness, has grown into a medically comprehensive, Medicare-certified hospice program. The Hospice program oversees a plan of care that provides interdisciplinary services to patient and families dealing with illnesses with an expected prognosis of six months or less. Aggressive, curative treatments are no longer an option or desired.
Along with achieving Medicare certification of the Hospice program in 1991, Hospice of Warren County developed three additional programs over the course of these past 40-plus years in response to the growth in need and acceptance of hospice and palliative care.
The Palliative Care Service was developed in 2006, in response to numerous requests from the community for help to patients and families dealing with serious illness but who were also undergoing aggressive treatments. The Palliative Care Service provides consultative expertise to patients and their loved ones at any stage of a serious illness.
Grief and Loss Support services have been a part of the very roots of Hospice of Warren County. Our grief and loss support services are all offered through our Schorman Center – A Place for Healing Grief and Loss. Credentialed bereavement counselors provide individual and group counseling dealing specifically with loss of a loved one. In addition to families who have received services through Hospice of Warren County, grief counseling is available to any community member who has endured the loss of a loved one, even a pet. The Schorman Center now serves serves hundreds of adults and children annually.
Our John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence provides hospice care to patients unable to remain in their personal home, but who desire a non-institutional, home-like setting.
We continue to follow management principles which guided us over 40 years ago – to move slowly, steadily, and in a financially sound way, realizing that success comes through the love and dedication of many, many people.
Hospice of Warren County is as deeply committed to its mission of compassionate end-of-life care assuring dignity for body, mind, and spirit today as in 1979.”