Hospice Means Hope

For many, “hospice” has become synonymous with the end of life. But hospice care is also about celebrating the joys of life, bringing comfort and creating fulfillment. At Navian Hospice Hawaii, we travel each journey with our patients and their families, helping them raise their sails high for the incredible journey ahead.

Hospice provides palliative care (pain control) and support to enhance comfort and promote the quality of life for individuals with life-limiting conditions. The goal of hospice care is to work closely with the patient/family and their physician, to help patients live as fully as possible and to provide relief from pain and symptoms. An interdisciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers strive to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of each patient and family.

What is hospice care

A Few Things to Know About Hospice Care

Be there for them.

Accepting hospice care doesn’t mean giving up on loved ones; it means helping them to live fully, in comfort and free from pain. Through our assistance, families can focus on their loved ones during this precious time.

Hospice care brings clarity.

By lifting patients out of the fog of hopelessness, clarity and perspective return, improving spirits and extending lives.

Begin care early.

Hospice care should start well before a patient is bedridden and can be available from the time of the terminal prognosis, regardless of the patient’s physical condition. The earlier a patient receives our care, the sooner we can stabilize their condition.

Continue to treat other illnesses.

If a patient signs on for hospice care and utilizes their hospice benefit, they are still allowed to continue to receive treatment for any illness outside of their terminal diagnosis.

It’s not just for cancer patients or the elderly.

More than half of hospice patients are diagnosed with other conditions, such as heart failure, dementia or chronic lung disease. Regardless of the diagnosis, and regardless of age, we can help.

Kids deserve our best.

Navian Hospice Hawaii created the first dedicated pediatric hospice program in the state, providing specialized care for children and their families.

Hospice care is affordable.

Most insurance companies and other managed care organizations include hospice care as a benefit. Hospice is also available through Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. If you don’t have insurance, Navian Hospice Hawaii offers a special program to meet your needs.