Hospice Offers More Than You Think

January 01, 2013

Did you know that hospice provides much more than end­-of­-life care and comfort? Terri Warren, MSW, chief executive of Providence TrinityCare Hospice, shares the lesser­-known aspects of this service’s ministry:

We are here for families. Hospice care helps families—not just patients—through the fears, anger and anxiety of life­threatening illnesses.

We offer services for children.TrinityKids Care Hospice, a program of Providence TrinityCare Hospice, is the largest provider of hospice and palliative services for children in Los Angeles and Orange counties. In fact, we provide hospice care for people of all ages—from newborns through centenarians.

We offer ‘extras’ that most programs do not. Providence TrinityCare Hospice offers home­based massage, an art program for families to memorialize the legacies of their loved ones and even volunteers who can take kids to the park if Mom or Dad is too sick.