Empowering people to live with dignity and die peacefully.
To be the distinguised provider of holistic, inclusive and exceptional end-of-life care.
Our Commitment To You
We believe in personalized support and attention that reflects an individual's unique needs. We are committed to fostering a supportive and caring environment for our patients. Our goal is to ensure our patients feel heard and valued. We believe in a culture of inclusivity where everyone is treated with respect and compassion. We strive to be a leader in our community by providing high quality care that is innovative and person-centered. We believe that by valuing personalized care and putting the needs of our patients and their families first, we can help make their end-of-life journey as peaceful and dignified as possible.
Why We Do What We Do
Takara Hospice was founded by a team of healthcare professionals with a passion for providing exceptional quality care and a desire to embrace the origins of hospice philosophy. Hospice philosophy is rooted in the belief that care should be focused on the person, not the disease.
Available Programs & Services
When you choose Takara Hospice Service you have access to programs and services that are personalized based on your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Many people who choose from our additional programs find an increase in their wellbeing.
Hospice nurses are skilled in assessing and managing a patient’s pain and symptoms. They are trained caregivers who provide hands-on patient care. Skilled listeners, hospice nurses comfort the family while also teaching them how to take the best care of their loved one.
Social Work& Bereavement
Hospice social workers provide emotional and psychosocial support to the patient and family. They coordinate the logistics of the patient’s care, working with insurance companies or the Veterans Administration and helping with finances, funeral planning or other tasks. Social workers are always available to lend a friendly and listening ear.
Chaplains provide spiritual services to patients and their families, including counseling, spiritual assessments, and guidance. They can work with people of all cultures, belief systems, traditions, and religious orientations. If a family requests spiritual help from a chaplain of a different faith, the chaplain will make that available.
Every day, our Volunteer Manager puts on their matchmaker hats and link up interested volunteers with opportunities that meet their interests, talents, availability and location. Here are a few examples: Companion Visits, Pet Companion Visits, and Sharing Talents.
Aides perform a combination of personal hygiene duties, including bathing, dressing, and oral care. They ensure patients are comfortable, and spend time talking and listening during bedside visits. Most importantly, they make a difference in patients’ lives.
Hospice Care Designed Around You
a Hospice Nurse
We provide education on what pursuing comfort care looks like and what range of programs and services are available to you and your family.
The Perfect Visit ensures thoughtful interactions which help us build trust while we learn your preferences.
Finally, meet the people who will help you. You can expect scheduled regular visits with a team that consists of nurses, hospice aides, social work, chaplain plus access to a range of other services and programs that best meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where does hospice care take place?
The majority of hospice patients are cared for in their own homes or the homes of a loved one. “Home” may also be broadly construed to include services provided in nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals…wherever the patient considers to be home.
How is hospice care paid for?
Most people receiving hospice care are covered by the Medicare hospice benefit. This benefit covers virtually all aspects of hospice care with little out-of-pocket expense to the patient or family. As a result, the financial burdens usually associated with caring for a terminally ill patient are virtually nonexistent. In addition, most private health plans and Medicaid in most states and the District of Columbia cover hospice services.
Who qualifies for hospice care?
Hospice care is for any person who has a life-threatening or terminal illness. Most reimbursement sources require a prognosis of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. All hospices consider the patient and family together as the unit of care.
What role do volunteers play in hospice care?
Hospice provides trained volunteers to aid the family and patients. Most hospice volunteers are trained to relieve the primary caregivers. Perhaps the most important task, however, is their ability to be “good listeners.” Volunteers also support the work of the hospice program that might not involve patient or family interaction.