Home is where the heart is. A sentiment that is at the core of what we do at Heartstrings Hospice. By addressing not only the physical, but also the emotional and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses, we allow them to remain in their own homes, surrounded by the people who are most important to them. Nurses, social workers and chaplains are available 24 hours if needed. Our team consists of:
Heartstrings Hospice serves both the person with a life-limiting disease and their family members/caregivers by providing comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care of the highest quality.
Heartstrings Hospice is committed to providing patient care regardless of age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis, or ability to pay.
Heartstrings Hospice is a service-oriented organization that performs above industry standards utilizing patient advocacy as a compass to provide the highest standard of care.
Heartstrings Hospice treats the person, not the disease. Heartstrings Hospice professionals and volunteers address the medical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of both the patient and family.
Board certification in Hospice management means your Heartstrings medical director has taken his education and experience to a higher level for the finest treatment in life-ending illness management.
In fact, the Heartstrings Hospice medical director was one of the first to be a board certified Hospice physician in Columbia. That’s experience you can trust for your loved one.
Certification is widely considered the gold standard of expertise in medicine. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements, board certification demonstrates a physician's expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.
Although certification is sought and earned by physicians on a voluntary basis, it is recognized by government, healthcare systems, insurers, and patients themselves as an essential tool to judge that a physician has the knowledge, experience, and skills for providing quality health care within a given specialty or subspecialty.
Heartstrings Hospice is committed to caring for South Carolinians regardless of sex, race, color or creed, who have an active, progressive and advanced illness. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. We recognize that our patients, in addition to their physical symptoms, have emotional, social and spiritual needs which we are committed to addressing with our multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, highly trained in the provision of hospice care.
Heartstrings Hospice is dedicated to maintaining open and clear communication with our patients, their families and our professional colleagues. We are further resolved to being an educational resource for both healthcare professionals and the public through formal and informal education programming.
Hospice began as a humanitarian movement whose purpose was to improve the quality of life for those who were terminally ill. This remains the guiding spirit of the modern day Hospice. Aware of the complexity of the human spirit and the multidimensional needs of the patient, family and/or caregivers, the modern day hospice blends traditional medical care with specific modalities developed to meet the needs of this special group of people.
Hospice care is centered on the patient and family/caregiver as an individual unit. Its goal is to provide those essential ingredients which will enhance the life of the patient/family/caregiver unit by providing medical, nursing, psychosocial and spiritual care and support.