Crown Hospice Cape Girardeau provides a special way of caring for patients facing end of life decisions. A medically directed program, hospice is designed to improve a patient’s quality of life helping to alleviate the family’s distress by providing loving care, eliminating pain, and easing the overall emotional, spiritual, social, and economic stress associated with end of life.
The program’s interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers work closely with the family during illness, and through the bereavement period which could be up to a year.
Through several decades of combined hospice experience, Cape Girardeau Crown Hospice’s staff is able to facilitate support through loved ones and your specialized hospice staff. Your doctor leads a hospice team, while a registered nurse coordinates day-to-day care. Chaplains and Social Workers are available to counsel you and your family. Trained volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks as needed, such as providing companionship, light housekeeping, and running errands.
No. Although all hospices specialize in the care of life-limiting illnesses, the quality of care and extent of services can differ widely among hospice care providers. Many hospices are part of large, for-profit health care systems. Crown Hospice Cape Girardeau is an independent, community health care provider.
Our mission is to bring exceptional hospice care to all those in need regardless of religion, race creed, or ability to pay. We have a commitment to provide care with dignity while administering physical comfort, compassion, and spiritual support to both patient and family.
With Cape Girardeau Crown Hospice Care, patients and loved ones regain a sense of control over their lives. Caregivers take comfort and pride in the fact they are doing everything possible for their loved one. We allow the patient to concentrate on living fully instead of focusing all their waking moments being consumed by pain.
Crown Hospice is Medicare and Medicaid certified.
Dr. Asher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Pharmacy. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine in Bioscience College of Osteopathic medicine in Kansas City Missouri in 1975. Dr. Asher completed his postgraduate training while serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco California.
Dr. Asher is Board Certified in Family Practice and Certified by the American Medical Association (AMA). Has a certified Medical Director with emphasis on long term care.
Dr. Asher lives in Jackson Missouri with his wife Joan. They have two children. Hobbies included horses and golf.