ANRC offers a place for residents who are living with life-limiting conditions by partnering with all Oahu Hospice organizations to provide comfort and support. Our team of professionals strives to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of each resident and family. Our purpose is to comfort the resident, help them transition through this phase in their life with dignity, and support the family in the process.
While comfort care is often associated with end-of-life, this specialized medical care for providing symptom relief and stress reduction can be administered to a resident at any time during the treatment of a serious illness, whether terminal or chronic. Symptoms often treated are pain, poor appetite, anxiety, depression, fatigue, shortness of breath and digestive issues such as nausea and constipation.
The ultimate provision of comfort care is to improve the resident’s quality of life. Our team communicates with the resident physicians to gain an understanding and continuum of care that aligns with the resident’s goals and treatment selections. Residents’ families, doctors, and nurses’ benefit, too, as everyone can work together to decrease suffering and stress and increase knowledge of the illness and diagnosis. We are here to help during this time. It is our staff’s intention to be mindful of when visitors are present and to anticipate their needs.
Palliative or Hospice care is usually covered in full or in part by most insurance plans.