“Neighbors Making a Difference”
Is a faith based, not-for-profit, striving to provide exceptional care in the final stages of life.
Samaritan Hospice is guided by our Christian ethics to help our rural neighbors by promoting the highest quality care near end of life.
Hospice is a philosophy, not a place, and provides hope for quality of life when aggressive medical treatment no longer offers hope for a cure. One of the goals of Hospice is to enhance an environment of the patient’s choice such that both the patient and their family members have compassionate care at end-of-life, and have mental and spiritual preparation for death.
When do I qualify for Hospice?
Patients are referred to hospice when life expectancy is approximately six months or less. Hospice care can continue longer than six months if needed but requires physician certification.
What Hospice Does:
- Provides the care you need in your home or in the facility of your choice.
- Provides financial assistance with hospice medication and medical equipment.
- Supports the family and the patient, spiritually and emotionally, throughout the process.
- Helps you make the most of life.
- Does not hasten or postpone life, but affirms life and improves quality of life.
- Patients often improve on Hospice Care and many of Samaritan’s clients have “graduated” from the program; improving so much they no longer met Hospice criteria.
Hospice is dedicated to keeping patients free of pain while allowing them to work through spiritual and emotional end of life issues.
Serving 13 Counties: Deaf Smith, Parmer, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Swisher, Castro, Bailey, Armstrong, Hartley, Hale, Lamb and Carson.
Mother told me that you visited her yesterday. Thank you for that—I realize that’s above and beyond your responsibilities as Samaritan Hospice Administrator. I’m sure you have a very full plate as it is! Mom loves your visits and no doubt you have a gift of comforting her and empowering her. Your talents also comfort family members. Mom went on and on about how you helped her yesterday by going through her drawers to make sure her things were in place. Your kindness means the world to us.
We feel so fortunate that Mother is in the excellent care of Samaritan Hospice. Your staff, from Bea always answering the phone so sweetly and being ever so helpful, to the nurses always on call and at the ready, and the aids that shower Mom and go the extra mile…even beautifully braiding her hair.
You all have become her friends, our friends. I know she is sometimes demanding and that will probably increase as time goes on. We appreciate your kind and conscientious care and expertise. You are angels. Please extend our thanks to your team.
Have a great day and know that your work is valued and deeply appreciated.