The Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa Hospice team cares for and supports people facing terminal illness by not only treating the physical symptoms, but also seeing to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The hospice team provides pain and symptom management so patients can live as comfortably and normally as possible. Bereavement services are also available.
The hospice team recognizes dying as a natural process, whether or not it results from disease. The hospice team hopes and believes that through appropriate care patients and families can prepare mentally and spiritually for death.
The Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa Hospice team includes nurses, physicians, social workers, spiritual care providers and volunteers. The hospice team meets with the patient and family to assess needs and develop a care plan, which will be adjusted as necessary. The patient and family help determine whether care will be provided in the home, hospital or nursing home.
Pain control and symptom management are the greatest needs of many patients, and St. Alphonsus Hospice provides these services through a variety of medications and approaches. A registered nurse visits regularly to evaluate the patient, adjust medications and answer questions. A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist the patient in dealing with pain and the emotional needs related to illness and dying.
Saint Alphonsus Hospice is funded by private donations, insurance reimbursement and patients. Medicare and Medicaid cover much of the cost of hospice care, and other insurance companies may cover some costs as well. Please consult your insurance carrier for specific coverage information. Patients who meet Saint Alphonsus Hospice eligibility requirements will not be turned away due to inability to pay.
For more information about Saint Alphonsus Hospice or becoming a Saint Alphonsus Hospice volunteer, please call 208-321-8641.