“And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.” - 1 Peter 5:4
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Hospice & Palliative Care

FAITH BASED END-OF-LIFE CARE

Hospice care is palliative in nature, meaning that hospice care does not seek to cure a patient but rather make them as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Palliative care focuses on physically and mentally comforting patients, adding life to their final days, and providing patients, their caregivers, and their families with a support system and care plan.

When you choose Crown Hospice Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff to be your loved one’s hospice provider, you can be sure they will receive the best medical, spiritual, and emotional end of life care possible.

Caring For Our Patients

MEET OUR CARE TEAM

We believe that patients are more comfortable when they interact with care team members they know and trust. Each patient is assigned a care team when they enter into our hospice program. Our care teams are responsible for providing patients with palliative care services for the entirety of their time with us.

Registered Nurses

Our registered nurses (RNs) lead our care teams and provide care to every patient. Our hospice nurses regularly visit clients, check up on their symptoms and needs, and modify their care plans to accommodate them. 

Hospice Aides

Every Crown care team is staffed with two trained aides who help provide homemaker services, assist in activities of daily living, and offer minor medical support.

Chaplains

At Crown Hospice of Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff, we believe that spiritual guidance is an essential part of the end-of-life journey. We have several chaplains on staff who are available to provide spiritual support to our families, caregivers, and patients.

Volunteers

Our volunteers provide companionship and may assist caregivers in completing basic tasks like folding laundry and picking up groceries. If you’re located in or around the Cape Girardeau, MO area, we’d love for you to consider joining our care team!

Our Hospice Services

PROVIDING ALL ASPECTS OF HOSPICE CARE

We have developed our hospice care services to directly benefit our patients and their loved ones. We offer the following services at both our Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff Crown Hospice locations:

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Nursing Services

Our RNs are considered the ‘team leads’ here at Crown. They are responsible for assessing a patient’s symptoms and creating a palliative care program based on those symptoms. They provide both hospice care at home and in our facilities, and are a vital part of our operation and the comfort of our patients.

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Physician Services

Your loved one may choose to either receive medical care from our physicians, or to remain in the care of their current physician. We also provide coordinated care, which allows our specialists to work with your loved one’s primary physician to ensure their care plan is as comprehensive as it can be.

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Palliative Care

What is palliative care? Palliative care is a medical approach that focuses on pain management is a necessity of comfort care and is often misunderstood. Many people believe that pain management will cause a hospice patient to decline more rapidly. This is not true. When we provide palliative medicine, our goal is to ensure that our patients are comfortable. When pain is managed, patients can focus on spending quality time with their families.

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Personal Care & Homemakers Services

Our dedicated aides are a crucial part of home hospice. They assist patients in completing activities of daily living like bathing or showering, dressing, and brushing teeth and hair. They also offer assistance with basic housework tasks to ensure that a patient’s living space is comfortable and clean.

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Spiritual Support

Crown Hospice is committed to our faith, and we are proud to offer spiritual support services to our patients. Our chaplains are available to come and pray with patients, families and caregivers.

While we are a faith-based hospice, we are also inclusive. We will not force our beliefs or prayer on patients and we respect all belief systems, no matter how different they may be from our own.

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Emotional Support

At Crown Hospice, we understand that the final stage of life is emotional for everyone involved. To help our patients and their families through these tough times, we offer free bereavement and grief counseling services. Our trained social workers and bereavement coordinators are here to help you process, mourn, and heal. Our bereavement services are available, free of charge, for up to 13 months following the death of a loved one, and our support groups are open to the Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff communities.

Contact Us

ASK US THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS

If you have questions about our hospice care services, please contact us. We are willing to assist you as you make decisions regarding hospice care. We believe that this decision is important, are here to empower you. We want you to make the right choice regarding your loved one’s hospice care.