End of Life Care Options
Our end-of-life care team works closely with the family and physician to ensure that residents are comfortable, closely monitored and that pain and discomfort are treated immediately using pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. The team may also collaborate with local hospice agencies if desired.
When end-of-life care options are needed
In the final stages of a terminal illness, the focus usually changes to make the resident as comfortable as possible and integrating the psychological and spiritual aspects of care.
End of life care focuses on quality of life and providing relief from symptoms and stress of illness. We provide unequaled support during one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.
For individuals and families dealing with a life-limiting illness, it’s reassuring to be in the hands of experts.
Music, harp therapy, reading material, family support, resources, comfort carts, spiritual services and bereavement counseling are all available. In addition, Edgewood’s wellness professionals are on hand to provide Reiki and other treatments for relaxation and pain management.
Why Edgewood for end-of-life care?
Situated on the scenic New Hampshire Seacoast and surrounded by fifteen acres of woodlands, landscaped gardens and a picturesque pond, the Edgewood Center is a tranquil world unto itself. Courtyards and patios make great places for reflection.
Edgewood’s end-of-life care program is best captured in images: it’s a trusted rehab therapist dropping by to give a comforting shoulder massage just because she knows it will help, it’s low lighting, soothing music and comfort shawl for calm and comfort, it’s family gathered in a resident’s room reminiscing about old times and sharing memories or a staff member stopping by to lend support.
Our mission is to make a difference during this transition for the residents and the families we are privileged to know.
“The End of Life and Palliative Care our mother Evelyn received at the Edgewood Center was that of which every human deserves. The staff and nurses caring for her made an incredible effort to ensure that she was always comfortable, pain free and felt safe during the most difficult time of Covid-19. They communicated with our family on the end of her life journey so we felt close to her even when we couldn’t be there. As the time drew near, we were given time and privacy to be with her and show our love. Mom passed away with dignity and we will forever be grateful to everyone at Edgewood that made this journey with us.”
- The family of Evelyn Daniels