Mount Carmel Hospice
At Mount Carmel Hospice, our goal is to celebrate living and make the most out of moments that matter. We do so by offering a comprehensive hospice program that focuses on our core values of dignity and stewardship. We have a care team consisting of nurses, bath aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers who are all working under administrative and physician oversight. Together, we create a warm and compassionate atmosphere where patients can be among family and friends.
The hospice philosophy of care prioritizes quality of life and comfort care over curative treatments. Our team will address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both our patients and their family members at the end of life by providing care wherever the patient calls home.
Our services do not end at the time of death. Your Mount Carmel Hospice care team will continue to offer support, guidance, and education to family members and caregivers. For more information or dates and times of our Grief Unveiled Support group, please call 620-264-6550.
Mount Carmel Hospice is a service provided by Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas.
Mount Carmel Hospice Services
RN Case Manager
The RN case manager is an advocate for patients, working to ensure patient wishes and preferences are honored and align with the patient’s values and beliefs. The nurse will work closely with the physician to improve patient comfort and treat distressing symptoms.
The medical director, working with the patient’s physician of choice, will oversee the medical care of our hospice patients to ensure that patients receive the appropriate care and support.
Social Work Services
The social worker will help you and your family cope with the social, emotional, and practical challenges related to your illness.
The chaplain is there to listen and provide spiritual guidance for you and your family.
Hospice Aide Services
The hospice aide can assist with bathing, dressing, grooming, light housekeeping, light meal prep, and providing companionship and support.
The hospice volunteer can spend time reading, visiting, crafting, or just being present for support.
Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Therapy (ST) services are available to offer safety training and support to patients and caregivers.
Qualified disciplines can guide patients and caregivers to support the patient’s dietary wishes and needs.
Equipment needs will be evaluated by the nurse and ordered by the physician to support the patient’s physical care and comfort.
The nurse will evaluate and identify the appropriate supplies needed to keep the patient comfortable and support the family and caregivers.
The nurse will work closely with the physician, patient, and family to identify the appropriate medication regimen to keep the patient comfortable. All medications related to the patient’s hospice diagnoses will be provided by the hospice agency.
Short-term Facility Care
Short-term inpatient care can be provided to manage acute or chronic symptoms to keep our hospice patients comfortable.
Hospice professionals will continue to support the family and caregivers for up to 13 months through one-on-one visits, monthly support groups, and supportive readings.
Volunteering at Mount Carmel Hospice
Volunteers are an important part of our team. Not only do they support patients and families, but they support the hospice team. Volunteers offer an important social value and connection with patients and families. They also offer invaluable support, complimenting our overall quality of care.
How can volunteers support our patients, families, and employees here at Mount Carmel Hospice?
Volunteers are an extension of the hospice staff to help meet the needs of patients and families.
Volunteers bring special skills and talents with them that they can share.
Volunteers offer the gift of time to devote to patients and families. Time to read, visit, enjoy a movie together, play games, and crafts, or sit in silence to be present for support.
Volunteers can participate in group and social activities, fundraising events, and participate in memorial services.
Volunteers can support office staff by putting together charts, admission folders, and patient education.
If a volunteer isn’t comfortable providing face-to-face care, they can support patients through office activities, fundraising, or social events.
If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Mount Carmel Hospice, call 620-264-6550 to speak to a hospice representative.
Our Service Area
Mount Carmel Hospice will provide services in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Miami, and Neosho counties.
Contact Mount Carmel Hospice
1624 S. National Ave.
Fort Scott, KS