Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hospice of Eastern Idaho home ready to celebrate first anniversary

Hospice of Eastern Idaho, the area’s only non-profit hospice, will mark this summer the first anniversary of its in-patient hospice home opening in Ammon, at 1087 Curlew.

The home has enhanced end-of-life life care in southeast Idaho by making available a comfortable homelike atmosphere for up to 6 patients at a time. This option is available to hospice patients in need of short-term pain and symptom management, and to patients whose caregiving needs can not be adequately managed in their homes. Admissions may also be provided for family caregivers in need of short-term respite relief.

Many patients typically return to their places of residence after symptoms are under control, while others will experience their final days receiving palliative comfort care in this homelike setting.

There are 67 patients currently being served in their homes by Hospice of Eastern Idaho is 67. Referrals typically come from area hospitals, doctors and individuals familiar with the program. Consultation visits to are free of charge.

Financial support for this project is in progress. Individuals or businesses wanting to make a tax deductible contribution or memorial donation to the Hospice Home may do so online at hospiceofeasternidaho.com, or by mailing a check to Hospice of Eastern Idaho, Inc. 1810 Moran St. Idaho Falls, ID 83401.

For further information please contact Celeste Eld, executive director, or Lisa Long, community outreach, at 529-0342.